Posted: July 16th, 2017
A client has frequent bursts of ventricular tachycardia on the cardiac monitor. A nurse is most concerned with this dysrhythmia because:
1. It is uncomfortable for the client, giving a sense of impending doom.
2. It produces a high cardiac output that quickly leads to cerebral and myocardial ischemia.
3. It is almost impossible to convert to a normal sinus rhythm.
4. It can develop into ventricular fibrillation at any time.
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