The nurse is working on the cardiac unit with a client scheduled to receive digitalis. The nurse understands that which finding is a contraindication for this medication?

Select all that apply.
  • AV block
  • atrial flutter
  • atrial fibrillation
  • sick sinus syndrome
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
Numbers 1, 4, and 5 are correct.
Digitalis is given to treat atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation. It is contraindicated in AV block, sick sinus syndrome, and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.