In the ICU, the nurse hears an emergency cardiac monitor go off. The nurse looks at the telemetry and notices the patient has gone into ventricular tachycardia.The nurse will likely assess for signs/symptoms of
A. increasing cardiac index by correlating the volume of blood pumped by the heart with an individual’s body surface area.
B. decreasing cardiac output due to less ventricular filling time.
C. development of hypertension with BP 190/98.
D. oxygen deprivation with O2 saturation decreasing to approximately 90%.