26. What is the therapy for the following rhythm, seen after an anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction?


A. Beta-blockers

B. Lidocaine

C. Amiodarone

D. Flecainide

E. No therapy is required


An accelerated idioventricular rhythm is a common post-STEMI rhythm and is also termed “slow ventricular tachycardia” since it meets morphology criteria for VT, however has a heart rate < 100. This is a benign, hemodynamically stable rhythm and no treatment is necessary.