Posted: February 22nd, 2018
Rapid rate atrial fibrillation : 5 Important Points to Note
A client with rapid rate atrial fibrillation asks a nurse why the physician is going to perform carotid massage.
The nurse responds that this procedure may stimulate the:
1. Vagus nerve to slow the heart rate
2. Vagus nerve to increase the heart rate; overdriving the rhythm.
3. Diaphragmatic nerve to slow the heart rate
4. Diaphragmatic nerve to overdrive the rhythm