The Language of the Heart: Accurate Tachycardia Terminology and Why It Matters

Pediatric cardiologist and imaging specialist Howard M. Rosenfeld, MD, FACC, makes the case for ditching “SVT” in favor of more meaningful terms, enhancing professional communication as well as the diagnostic process. Offering a rubric for narrow complex tachycardia (NCT), he illustrates his talk with EKG examples to help physicians better categorize arrhythmias and select appropriate treatment.

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UCSF Pediatrics

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Howard Rosenfeld, MD, FACC

Howard Rosenfeld, MD, FACC

Dr. Howard M. Rosenfeld is a pediatric cardiologist who cares for patients with heart disease (both acquired and present at birth) from fetal life into early adulthood. He specializes in cardiac imaging, specifically fetal cardiac imaging ...

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