Last night I was informed by tele that my pt had a run of V-tach. I went to go check on him and luckily for me and the pt, the doctor was already in there rounding on Mr.P. Long story short--the doctor ordered a STAT 12-lead EKG. The results came back showing little spurts of v-tach at a rate of 101. I know, not really tachy. The doctor wasn't too concerned about it. He told me he thought the rhythm was chronic, and nothing else was said or done about it. Was he right? Can V-tachycardia be a benign underlying rhythm? And my biggest question--how can you tell a rhythm is chronic by looking at a 6-second strip????