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Telemetry Monitoring: Who needs it?

Which of the following patients does not warrant monitoring with telemetry after admission to the hospital?

A. AICD firing
B. Type II and complete heart block
C. Decompensated heart failure
D. Acute cerebrovascular accident
E. Massive blood transfusion
F. Al...