Rasmussen University Module 5 Cardiac Rhythm Case Study

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A 60-year-old male patient is admitted with chest pain to the telemetry unit where you work. While having a bowel movement on the bedside commode, the patient becomes short of breath and diaphoretic. The ECG waveform shows bradycardia.

  • What other assessment findings should you anticipate?
  • Why does this patient probably have bradycardia?
  • Does this dysrhythmia need treatment? Why or why not? What intervention would you implement first?
  • What is the drug treatment and dosage of choice for symptomatic bradycardia? How does this drug increase heart rate?

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Other assessment findings



Why patient probably suffers from bradycardia



Analysis of treatment



Drug treatment and dosage


Running head: CASE STUDY

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Cardiac rhythm case study
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CASE STUDY

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Cardiac rhythm case study

Considering the case of the 60-year-old male patient, it is clear that he may be suffering
from Bradycardia. This is one of the conditions that are associated with a slow heart rate. It is
common among older people. According to health records, the heartbeat of fewer than 60 beats
per minute can fall under the bradycardia condition (Qin et al., 2017). However, there are
exceptions in which the heart rate of fewer than 60 beats per minute is considered. For instance,
during sleeping hours, adults exper...

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