Current Algorithms for the Diagnosis of wide QRS Complex Tachycardias

Author(s): Andras Vereckei.

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 10 , Issue 3 , 2014

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Abstract:

The differential diagnosis of a regular, monomorphic wide QRS complex tachycardia (WCT) mechanism represents a great diagnostic dilemma commonly encountered by the practicing physician, which has important implications for acute arrhythmia management, further work-up, prognosis and chronic management as well. This comprehensive review discusses the causes and differential diagnosis of WCT, and since the ECG remains the cornerstone of WCT differential diagnosis, focuses on the application and diagnostic value of different ECG criteria and algorithms in this setting and also provides a practical clinical approach to patients with WCTs.

Keywords: Supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, wide QRS complex tachycardia.

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VOLUME: 10
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2014
Page: [262 - 276]
Pages: 15
DOI: 10.2174/1573403X10666140514103309
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