Today we had a very interesting case of VT/Vfib arrest. During this case we not only discussed how to run a VT/Vfib code we also discussed some of the finer points of QTc prolongation.
When in a code remember your H’s and T’s:
Thrombosis – MI
Thrombosis – PE
In a VT/Vfib code:
3. Treatment of QTc Prolongation:
Initially treat with IV Magnesium 2G
May try Lidocaine, isoproterenol or transvenous pacing
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