Extreme tachycardia

Extreme tachycardia is a rate that is very, very fast. There is no precise defintion for this. Very fast rates can be dangerous to the heart. Causes of extreme tachycardia include ventricular tachycardia, accessory conduction pathways and re-entrant tachycardia. Infants can have very fast heart rates too.

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In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Palpitations 12-Lead Absent P waves Extreme tachycardia Narrow QRS Normal Axis Regular ST elevation in aVR Tachycardia Widespread ST depression SVT ECG of the Week CC-BY-NC-SA
ECG of the Week – 7th January 2019 – Interpretation

This ECG is from a woman in her 20s who presented with palpitations for an hour.

This ECG shows a regular narrow complex tachycardia (SVT) with secondary ST segment changes due to the extreme rate (205 bpm).

In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Chest pain Dyspnoea 12-Lead Absent P waves Anterior ST depression Extreme tachycardia Inferior ST elevation Narrow QRS Normal Axis Reciprocal ST depression Regular Tachycardia Atrial flutter Multi-vessel disease Dr Smith's ECG Blog CC BY-NC
Arrhythmia? Ischemia? Both? Electricity, drugs, lytics, cath lab? You decide.

This ECG is from a man in his 60s who presented with intermittent shortness of breath and chest pressure over the past few days. This was his initial ECG.

This ECG shows a regular narrow complex tachycardia around 200 bpm, without P waves, with marked ST elevation in inferior leads and ST depression in anterior leads and aVL. The cause was thought to be atrial flutter from newly started flecainide. He also underwent angiography and had stents inserted to the left circumflex and right coronary arteries.

In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Chest pain Palpitations 12-Lead Extreme tachycardia Left Axis Deviation Regular Tachycardia Wide QRS Wide complex tachycardia ECG of the Week CC-BY-NC-SA
ECG of the Week – 13th August 2018 – Interpretation

This ECG is from a man in his 70s who presented with chest pain and palpitations on a background of hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia.

In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Dyspnoea Palpitations 12-Lead Serial 12-lead Absent P waves Extreme tachycardia Left Axis Deviation Regular Tachycardia Wide QRS Ventricular tachycardia Wide complex tachycardia ECG Guru CC-BY-NC-SA
Instructors’ Collection ECG: Ventricular Tachycardia In A Patient With Myopathy | ECG Guru – Instructor Resources