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AV nodal reentry tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia



  1. McCauley, Kathleen M. PhD, RN, CS, FAAN
  2. Lloyd, Caroline T. BSN, RN
  3. Doherty, John U. MD, FACC


An 82-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with a narrow complex tachycardia. This article presents his case history, examples of the dysrhythmia, and a differential diagnosis approach to identifying the source of the tachycardia. The mechanism of the tachycardia is described and diagrammed and the follow-up care of the patient presented.