Adenosine Use for Stable Patients in SVT

Pass ACLS Tip of the Day

Nov 2 2023 • 5 mins

Adenosine is the first IV medication given to stable patients with sustained supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) refractory to vagal maneuvers.

Common causes of tachycardia.

Symptoms indicating a stable vs unstable patient.

Cardiac effects of Adenosine.

Indications for use in the ACLS Tachycardia algorithm.

Considerations and contraindications.

Adenosine as a diagnostic for patients in A-Fib or A-Flutter with RVR.

Dosing and administration.

Other podcasts that cover common ACLS antiarrhythmics in more detail and another covering Brugata Criteria used to differentiate V-Tach from SVT with an aberrancy can be found on the Pod Resources page at

Connect with me:


@PassACLS on X (formally known as Twitter)

@Pass-ACLS-Podcast on LinkedIn

Give backvia PayPal

Good luck with your ACLS class!

You Might Like