pub Nursing Care Plan: Nursing Intervention Ventricular Tachycardia
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What is Ventricular Tachycardia?Nursing Care Diagnosis and Intervention

What is Ventricular Tachycardia?
Abnormal electrical impulses within the ventricles cause the heart to contract more than 160 beats per minute. This results in inadequate filling of the ventricles with blood between beats; subsequently, less blood is pumped throughout the body than during normal contractions.
Ventricular tachycardia (called “V tach”) often occurs after acute myocardial infarction and in cardiomyopathy, CAD, mitral valve prolapse, and other myocardial disease.
Ventricular tachycardia occurs in people with underlying heart abnormalities. In those who have had a heart attack, for example, the scar from the heart attack causes the electrical abnormalities that create the tachycardia.

Symptoms of Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Palpitations, an uncomfortable awareness of the heart beating rapidly or irregularly.
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Chest pain, or angina.
  • Near-fainting or fainting (syncope).
  • Weak pulse or no pulse.
Nursing Diagnosis of Ventricular Tachycardia
• Decreased cardiac output
• Impaired gas exchange
• Ineffective tissue perfusion

Nursing Intervention of Ventricular Tachycardia
• Explain to the patient the necessity of follow-up.
• Call the physician if the patient experiences dizziness.
• The importance of regular examinations.
• Begin CPR if pulse is absent.
• Prepare to administer medication per physician’s order or protocol.

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