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The left ventricle receives oxygenated blood from the left atrium and pumps it to the body. ❍ What is unique about cardiac muscle? It is made up of special contractile and conductive tissue. ❍ What is the function of the arteries? The function of the arteries is to carry oxygenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body. ❍ What are the arteries of the heart called? The coronary arteries. ❍ What is the function of the coronary arteries? The coronary arteries are the vessels that supply the heart with blood.

The patient has pulseless electrical activity. What is the first treatment to be given? Epinephrine (1:10,000) 1 mg IVP. 5 mL of 1:1,000). ❍ An 80-year-old patient has the following rhythm. BP is 120/80. The patient is asymptomatic. The patient was previously treated with 3 mg/kg of lidocaine which has had no effect. What would be the next therapy? The rhythm strip shows monomorphic ventricular tachycardia. Since the patient is hemodynamically stable at the present time, the next most appropriate therapy is amiodarone 150 mg IVP over 10 minutes, if the patient’s ejection fraction is poor.

CPR, epinephrine, atropine. May consider transvenous pacemaker. ) ❍ A patient is pulseless and apneic. CPR is in progress. The monitor shows the following rhythm. What should be the initial treatment? Defibrillate immediately with 360 J for up to three shocks (or until a spontaneous rhythm is obtained), intubate, and then IV access. ) ... ” Exam reveals an alert patient. BP is 120/80 and respirations are 16 minute. The patient denies chest pain or injuries. The monitor shows the following rhythm.

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