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Arrhythmia Evaluation and Management in the Surgical ICU

  • Edward Kelly
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Abstract

Cardiac dysrhythmia is a frequent complication in critically ill surgical patients and presents intensive care clinicians with the dual challenges of rapid accurate diagnosis and rapid lifesaving intervention. This chapter will review the origins and risk factors for rhythm disturbances and provide the framework for rapid effective treatment.

Keywords

Cardiac dysrhythmia Rhythm disturbances Antiarrhythmic drugs Cardioversion Tachycardia Atrial fibrillation Ventricular tachycardia Ventricular fibrillation Bradycardia Sinus bradycardia Atrioventricular block 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harvard Medical School, Division of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care, Department of SurgeryBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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