Tachyarrhythmias in ALS

Arrhythmias in ALS
Arrhythmias in ALS

A 68 year – old man presents to A&E with sepsis. While you start monitoring, the patient becomes pulseless and unconscious. With reference to the rhythm strip:

a) The ventricular rate is in the range 150 – 200 per min.

b) DC shock is the most appropriate treatment.

c) Adenosine 6 mg iv over 2 min may reverse this arrhythmia.

d) Verapamil 5 mg iv may terminate this arrhythmia.

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