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Action Potential, Induction, etc.

Posted by MeganMN 
Action Potential, Induction, etc.
May 06, 2024 01:52PM
Despite being a nurse, I never really researched much on the actual induction process in the EP lab or understood exactly how that was achieved. I have since done lots if research because of my own lack of induction in two EP labs. I never really knew that the induction is made possible in SVT by the action of going from a fast to a slow conduction in a rapid time frame. I am including some articles that I recently found in alternative conduction methods and found it fascinating. Wanted to share!!




Re: Action Potential, Induction, etc.
May 06, 2024 04:14PM
Good for you, Megan. Although, this encourages me to be humbled by the amount of information these people have to keep spinning on the beam at once while they're performing surgery on you. It also makes me think that there must be considerable forethought to each patient's known or assumed 'quirks' when it comes to their particular presentation and their diagnostic/imaging revelations. There's no one-size-fits-all about fixing a disordered heart!
Re: Action Potential, Induction, etc.
May 06, 2024 05:34PM
Yes, fascinating! I saw that Natale was an author of one article, so good to know that he has worked with different induction strategies. Have you noticed any differences related to posture in your own case? If there were, it could be really helpful for induction. Left side versus right side positioning is significant for some.
Re: Action Potential, Induction, etc.
May 06, 2024 07:35PM
I have not noticed, Daisy. Mine is more predictably induced by caffeine, alcohol, cold medicine, soda, lack of sleep, emotional stress, and of course,.most notably, nighttime. I am more AWARE of it on my left side. But its not any better or worse in any certain position.

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Re: Action Potential, Induction, etc.
May 06, 2024 08:37PM
Slouching or reclining on a couch was always a factor in me getting tachycardia. Always. Even now with an AV node ablation, if I lean back on a couch or slouch over (tie shoes or pick something up), it would trigger symptoms where even though my hr will pace at 70, I’m panting out of breath and feel the vibration of my upper chambers going fast.

But that could just be me. But it always has happened. I had suggested this with Dr Natale’s NP and she had said perhaps when bending over or swatting I should be breathing and not holding my breath. I noticed afterwards I was doing that.
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