Flashcards in 49 - Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias Deck (7):
Non-pharm treatment for monomorphic VT unstable?
-cardioversion is effective and safe
-if this is not considered necessary, antiarrhythmic drug therapy can be given
Non-pharm treatment for polymorphic VT or VF?
give shock, repeat as necessary until defibrillation is achieved
What are non-pharm options for chronic therapy for prevention of VT/VF recurrence?
ICD, catheter ablation, map-guided endocardial resection
What are some pharmacologic choices for immediate therapy for sustained VT or VF?
-magnesium for torsade de points
-BBs can prevent VT or VF in setting of acute MI
What can amiodarone cause?
hypotension or phlebitis
lidocaine at high doses can cause ____ effects