Cardiac arrhythmias in the critically ill

Gray, J. et al. Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine. Available online: 25 January 2016

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Abstract: 

Arrhythmias are a common problem in the critically ill and they can have significant effects on patient outcome. They often require immediate and swift action and it is, therefore, essential that clinicians have a structured approach to the recognition and management of arrhythmias. Here, we provide a framework for the appropriate management of the more frequently encountered cardiac arrhythmias in critical care. We include the algorithms from the 2010 Resuscitation Council Guidelines for reference.

 

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