Torsades de Pointes (TdP)

Torsades de Pointes (TdP)

What is Torsades de Pointes (TdP)? This cardiac arrhythmia is life-threatening. Patients who have torsades will need immediate intervention. There are 4 things you need to know about torsades: How to recognize this arrhythmia on an ECG Why or how does this arrhythmia...
Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVC)

Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVC)

Matters of the Heart – Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs) Are PVCs significant? Premature Ventricular Contractions, also referred to as PVCs, can be a fairly common occurrence in patients on telemetry monitoring or on a 12-lead EKG. PVCs are another one...
Atrial Flutter & Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Flutter & Atrial Fibrillation

Matters of the Heart: Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) and Atrial Flutter (AFlutter). So I’m sure many of you have seen those commercials for the medication Eliquis (Apixaban). You know, the one that says it’s used to treat Afib “an irregular heart rhythm” or something like...