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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 12, No. 3, 2015, pp. 38-41
Bioline Code: tc15046
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2015, pp. 38-41

 en PAROXYSMAL SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIAMANAGEDWITH ACUPRESSURE OF NEI-GUAN (PC6): THE REPORT OF A CASE IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
CHOU, Pei-Chi & CHU, Heng-Yi

Abstract


Background: We described a 75-year-old man with a history of recurrent attacks of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). The patient presented to the emergency department (ED) with complaints of palpitations and chest tightness. Vagal stimulation maneuvers failed to convert the rhythm
Materials and Methods: Acupressure was applied on Nei-Guan (PC6).
Results: Acupressure applied on PC6 immediately converted the tachycardia to a normal sinus rhythm, thus successfully terminated an episode of PSVT complicated with hypotension and chest pain in the patient reported
Conclusion: Acupressure of PC6 is easy to perform and safe, and can be done when other resuscitative measures are ongoing the same time. It is harmless and appropriate for certain groups of patients such as the elderly, children and pregnant women and worth trying before the administration of medication.

Keywords
Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT); Nei-guan (PC6)

 
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