[Answer] A patient’s ECG reveals a tachyarrhythmia. The patient is hemodynamically stable and has a heart rate ranging from 120 to 135 beats per minute. Based on the findings of the secondary assessment which statement(s) by the patient would the team interpret as a possible contributing cause?

Answer: If the heart rate is between 100 and 150 beats per minute the underlying cause is most likely a systemic one such as anxiety dehydration or infection. That condition is treated first. If the heart rate is 150 beats per minute or more the tachycardia is likely caused by a cardiac condition rather than a systemic one.
A patient’s ECG reveals a tachyarrhythmia. The patient is hemodynamically stable and has a heart rate ranging from 120 to 135 beats per minute. Bas…

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