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.
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