Thanks for the suggestion. It makes good sense. I once had a 30-something male on tele who went into rapid SVT. I ran down the hall to his room, and there he was, hanging off the far side of the bed. I thought he was a goner!
When I got around the bed, he was leaned over, throwing up in the trashcan.
I got him back onto the bed, and listened to his heart, which was in a nice, regular rhythm, with a decent rate. I was convinced that he was having an MI, but his skin was pink/tan, W/D, he had no pain, no SOB, no nausea
. After I determined all of that, I asked had he been having abdominal pain. Nope. "Whenever my heart gets to going fast, I just stick my finger down my throat and throw up. It always stops it."
This baby nurse learned a lot that day!