A new Sinus Tachycardia Section has been added to the ECG Analysis Module on www.richacls.com. Below are some of the Key Learning Points (KLP)
Sinus Tachycardia: Introduction
- Sinus tachycardia is defined as a sinus rhythm with a rate greater than 100 beats/min.
- Sinus tachycardia differs from other tachycardias in that it is the body’s response to an underlying issue.
- Since Sinus tachycardia is a symptom of an issue, it is the underlying issue which needs to be treated, not the rhythm.
- Supraventricular is used to describe any rhythm which originates from above the ventricles, specifically abovethe bifurcation of the bundle of HIS(a.).
- Supraventricular Tachycardia is used to describe the various supraventricular rhythms with rates above 100 beatsper minute
- Sinus Tachycardia usually begins and ends gradually.
- The rhythm is regular.
- The heart rate is above 100bpm (adults).
- P wave before each QRS.
- All p waves are the same shape.
- PR Interval 0.12-0.20 sec.
- QRS duration equal to or less than .10 seconds.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized
. Bookmark the permalink