Disease Information for Ventricular arrhythmias

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Arrhythmia signs/irregular pulse
Bigeminal rhythm
Cardiac Symptoms/Signs
Fast Constant Heart Rate 150-170
Heart 'spells'
Irregular rhythm/heartbeat
Palpitations/Skipped beats
Presyncope
Seizures
Collapse/Prostration
Falling
Falling/in the elderly/complaint
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Onset/Abrupt/Sudden
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Cardiomyopathy
Patient/Heart cath/angioplasty
Patient/Mitral valve prolapse
Population Group
Aged Adult
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult Aged Only
Population/Adult/all
Population/Elderly Aged
Population/Seventies Adult
Population/Sixties-adult
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Brain Natiuretic Peptide/BNP level (Lab)
NT-proBNP indicator levels (N-terminal)
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
BX/Endomyocardial Biopsy Abnormal
BX/Myocardial biopsy/abnormal
Electrodiagnosis
Electrophysiologic/cardiac conduction study abnormal
EKG (ECG)
EKG/Prolonged QRS interval (ECG)
EKG/QRS greater than .12 ms/wide (ECG)
EKG/QS pattern V1-V3/anterior leads (ECG)
EKG/Wide QRS pattern tachycardia (ECG)
EKG/Widened QRS pattern (ECG)
EKG/RR Interval scatter Baseline (ECG)
EKG/T-Alternans Baseline (ECG)
EKG/Changes/abnormalities (ECG)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Anaphylaxis, generalized
Electromechanical dissociation/cardiac
Epilepsy
Partial complex seizure
Associated Disease & Complications
Cardiac arrest
Cardiogenic shock
Cardiogenic syncope
Convulsions (grand mal)
Death/Unanticipated
Low Cardiac Output
Syncope/Fainting
Transient ischemic attack/cerebral
Cardiac death, sudden
Sudden Death Young Athlete
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Conduction system/cardiac disorder (ex)
CLASS/Heart disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Biventricular congestive heart failure
Process
PROCESS/Tachyarrhythmia (ex)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Anti-arrhythmic drug
RX/Bretylium (Bretylol)
RX/Lidocaine (Xylocaine)
RX/Mexiletine (Mexetil)
RX/Moricizine (Ethmozine)
RX/Procainamide (Pronestyl)
RX/Sotalol (Betapace)
RX/Tocainide (Tonocard)
SX/Implanted cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD)
Definition
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External Links Related to Ventricular arrhythmias
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PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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