E-ISSN 2617-9784 | ISSN 2617-1791
 

Review Article 


Assessment of tachyarrhythmias – ECG basics and common pitfalls in diagnosis

Adel Hamed Elbaih, Mustafa Muhammad Alkhalaf.

Abstract
Background: Tachyarrhythmias are a common presentation in the emergency department (ED). Some arrhythmias, if not treated properly or identified quickly, will lead to the development of multiple complications including syncopal attacks, strokes, heart failure, cardiac arrest, and sudden death. Therefore, we aim to look into the teaching approach of tachyarrhythmias and common pitfalls that both medical students and new physicians face in the recognition, diagnosis, and management of these conditions.

METHODS: A literature search was performed with the keywords “ECG Interpretations”, “critical care”, “emergency medicine”, “principals of ACLS skills", "ACLS" and "tachyarrhythmias”. The literature search included an overview of recent definitions, causes, and recent therapeutic strategies.

CONCLUSION
The steps outlined in the review will help to quickly assess, identify the ECG presentations, and treat patients with tachyarrhythmias. Treating any life-threatening arrhythmias in a patient is an essential skill for an emergency physician. This review is hopefully enough to strengthen the knowledge of new physicians and reduce the rates of false diagnoses.

Key words: Tachyarrhythmias, Physicians, Skill Approach, ECG interpretations.


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Citation Tools
Related Records
 Articles by Adel Hamed Elbaih
Articles by Mustafa Muhammad Alkhalaf
on Google
on Google Scholar


How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Elbaih AH, Alkhalaf MM. Assessment of tachyarrhythmias – ECG basics and common pitfalls in diagnosis. doi:10.5455/sajem.030211


Web Style

Elbaih AH, Alkhalaf MM. Assessment of tachyarrhythmias – ECG basics and common pitfalls in diagnosis. http://www.sajem.org/?mno=22208 [Access: January 02, 2021]. doi:10.5455/sajem.030211


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Elbaih AH, Alkhalaf MM. Assessment of tachyarrhythmias – ECG basics and common pitfalls in diagnosis. doi:10.5455/sajem.030211



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Elbaih AH, Alkhalaf MM. Assessment of tachyarrhythmias – ECG basics and common pitfalls in diagnosis. doi:10.5455/sajem.030211



Harvard Style

Elbaih, A. H. & Alkhalaf, . M. M. (2020) Assessment of tachyarrhythmias – ECG basics and common pitfalls in diagnosis. doi:10.5455/sajem.030211



Turabian Style

Elbaih, Adel Hamed, and Mustafa Muhammad Alkhalaf. 2020. Assessment of tachyarrhythmias – ECG basics and common pitfalls in diagnosis. doi:10.5455/sajem.030211



Chicago Style

Elbaih, Adel Hamed, and Mustafa Muhammad Alkhalaf. "Assessment of tachyarrhythmias – ECG basics and common pitfalls in diagnosis." doi:10.5455/sajem.030211



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Elbaih, Adel Hamed, and Mustafa Muhammad Alkhalaf. "Assessment of tachyarrhythmias – ECG basics and common pitfalls in diagnosis." doi:10.5455/sajem.030211



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Elbaih, A. H. & Alkhalaf, . M. M. (2020) Assessment of tachyarrhythmias – ECG basics and common pitfalls in diagnosis. doi:10.5455/sajem.030211