Make a Mountain Out of an Arrhythmia

December 31, 2006

Use the mnemonic “ALPS” (Amiodarone,Lidocaine, Procainamide, Sotalol)to remember the drugs recommendedin the Advanced Cardiac LifeSupport protocol for the treatment ofstable ventricular tachycardia; theECG complexes in this arrhythmiaresemble mountains.

Use the mnemonic "ALPS" (Amiodarone,Lidocaine, Procainamide, Sotalol)to remember the drugs recommendedin the Advanced Cardiac LifeSupport protocol for the treatment ofstable ventricular tachycardia; theECG complexes in this arrhythmiaresemble mountains. (For patientswhose condition is unstable, the preferredtreatment is cardioversion.)-- Aletha Oglesby, MD
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