>Taking the Dread out of SVTs
>As a part of the class I am in now “advanced physical diagnosis” there have been about 100+ examples of “Things to remember at 3am”. Unfortunately, there have been so many great examples I naturally started to get them all muddled up. So in an effort to start keeping these things straight and as a way to find them later, figured I’d start adding these “pearls” here as I find come across them in the future.
Rule of 100’s: Taking the Dread out of SVTs – Often times, when you are handed an EKG its not always the most clear. Is this flutter? A fib? If the morphology is not clear for what type of SVT you have, just look at the rate:
100 +/- 50 = Sinus
200 +/- 50 = Atrial Tachycardia
300 +/- 50 = Atrial Flutter
400 +/- 50 = Atrial Fibrillation