Decreases electrical impulses thru AV node
Tachycardia, high degree heart blocks, and sick sinus syndrome
Caution should be used in those patients with asthma.
Some arrhthmias may occur at time of cardioversion.
Side effects don't often last long but include bradycardia,headache, flushing to the face, and nausea.
6mg IV bolus at a rapid rate.
A second and third round of 12mgrapid IV bolus may be given if no conversion takes place.
Should not exceed 30mg and should always be followed by a saline flush
IV in an AC or better
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