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1

Exercise ECG and MI

ST depression >1mm suggests MI, especially if chest pain occurs at the same time

2

Treatment of SVT -unstable

Cardioversion

3

Treatment of SVT - stable

First line - vagal manoeuvres (valsalva /carotid sinus massage)
Second line - adenosine

4

Side effects of adenosine

Bronchospasm, flushing, chest pain
Contraindicated in asthma

5

If someone can't have adenosine what can they have instead?

Verapamil/diltiazem/beta blockers

6

Someone has AF and you don't know what has caused it, what test MUST you do?

Must do thyroid tests
-also need to do ECG in absolutely anyone with AF

7

Distinguishing feature of AF?

Variability in the R-R intervals
No clear P waves
QRS is rapid and irregular (120-180bpm)