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Understanding wide-complex tachycardias

Barto, Donna MA, RN, CCRN

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000412316.10017.71
Department: Heart Beats

This article focuses on determining the origin of a wide-complex tachycardia based on the 12-lead ECG, so that the patient can get the correct treatment.

Donna Barto is an advanced nurse clinician at Virtua Hospital in Marlton, N.J., and a member of the Nursing2012 Critical Care editorial board.

The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.