Why wide complex tachycardia differentiation matters

Misdiagnosis can lead to adverse clinical implications

Is it ventricular tachycardia or supraventricular tachycardia? Being able to accurately differentiate and diagnose wide complex tachycardia can have direct impacts on patient care.

In this episode of Mayo Clinic’s “Cardiovascular CME” podcast, Adam May, M.D., a cardiac intensivist at Washington University who completed his residency at Mayo Clinic, joins host Anthony Kashou, M.D., to discuss how the use of conventional algorithms and automation can solve the challenges of wide complex tachycardia differentiation.

Highlights include:

  • The definition and history of wide complex tachycardia.
  • Dr. May’s own experience with wide complex tachycardia differentiation.
  • Clinical implications of misdiagnosing ventricular tachycardia vs. supraventricular tachycardia.
  • Common methods and tools for diagnosis.

Listen to the full episode here.

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Cory Pedersen (@cpedersen)

Cory Pedersen

Cory Pedersen is a senior marketing specialist for Mayo Clinic Laboratories.