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Tachycardia

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an abnormal rhythm caused by the rapid firing of multiple cells in the atria, the upper chambers of the heart, which cause the atria to quiver ineffectively. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice and is associated with increased risk of stroke, dementia, falls, and death, among other outcomes.

Conscious Sedation for Cardioversion

No matter the location, DCCV is an uncomfortable procedure. Learn about conscious sedation for cardioversion and keeping patients comfortable.

Vagal Maneuvers with Supraventricular Tachycardia

Vagal maneuvers are used as a first-line management tool with supraventricular tachycardia. Learn how this tool can and should be used.

Becoming Familiar with Synchronized Cardioversion

For certain types of cardiac arrhythmias, synchronized cardioversion can be an effective treatment. Learn about synchronized cardioversion and the differences between it and defibrillation.