What are the prehospital procedures for patients with premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)?

Updated: Jan 13, 2017
  • Author: James E Keany, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Perform telemetry, and secure intravenous (IV) access. Administer oxygen, if any hypoxia exists. Complex ectopy in the setting of myocardial ischemia or causing hemodynamic instability should be suppressed. Use lidocaine for patients with myocardial ischemia.


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