Questions for Discussion with answers:
- When do you think this rapid irregular rhythm started?
- Is this patient hemodynamically stable or unstable?
- What are the possible etiologies for the arrhythmia in this patient? Answers
- What do you think of this patient’s heart from the exam? Answers
- Do you think his serum catecholamines are higher or lower than normal and why? Answers
- Outline your treatment plan including:
a. Rate control
b. Rhythm control