Narrow Complex Tachycardia/SVT - 3 types of responses to Adenosine

Response 1 - Adenosine terminates SVT to sinus rhythm
Response 2 - Adenosine terminates SVT to sinus rhythm; but, SVT returns
Response 3 - Adenosine decreases ventricular response, enabling the correct diagnosis of Atrial Flutter (This narrow complex tachycardia was not SVT)

Thus, if Adenosine does not treat it. It helps to uncover the correct diagnosis! It is important to record EKG strip during Adenosine administration so that the type of response can be carefully analyzed and documented.

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