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Diagnosis and management of postural tachycardia syndrome

16 January 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Management of postural tachycardia syndrome is challenging. Although there is no cure for the condition, a combination of pharmacological management and lifestyle...

Acute supraventricular tachycardia in children

11 October 2012

Emergency Nurse


This article describes the management in emergency departments of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in children. Of all forms of symptomatic arrhythmia in infants,...

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome

01 November 2011

Primary Health Care


Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) arises due to dysautonomia, a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. Patients present with symptoms such as...

Assessment and treatment of patients with acute tachyarrhythmia

02 October 2013

Nursing Standard


A tachyarrhythmia is defined as a heart rate greater than 100 beats per minute in conjunction with abnormal cardiac conduction. This article aims to inform nurses...

Cardiac pacing: principles, interventions and patient support

31 January 2022

Nursing Standard


Cardiac pacing is used to treat a variety of heart rhythm irregularities or arrhythmias, most commonly bradyarrhythmia, which is characterised by an abnormally slow...

Cardiac monitoring and the use of a systematic approach in interpreting electrocardiogram rhythms

08 November 2017

Nursing Standard


Attaching a patient to a cardiac monitor and obtaining a clear electrocardiogram (ECG) trace may now be considered basic nursing skills. In line with the UK...