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High Heart Rate Alert Leading to Identification of Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) and to Timely Intervention and Transfer

Posted on August 24, 2013
High Heart Rate Alert Leading to Identification of Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) and to Timely Intervention and Transfer image
About the Patient:

A 53 year old female, status post hemicolectomy.

EarlySense Indication:

On the first night of the hospitalization at 12:53 AM: High HR alert (191 BPM)

Assessment:

Tachycardia of 190-200 BPM was confirmed.

Response:

MD was called.
EKG showed SVT.
Continuous EKG monitoring was applied.
Adenosine was given, leading to HR reduction.
The patient was transferred to the ICU.

Outcome:

The patient stabilised. Five days later the patient was discharged to her home.

 

Med-Surg Dep., CA, USA