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RPHICUTeaching2016.1-Arrhythmia and Pacing

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1 papers 0 to 25 followers Research Papers used in aid of the in-house ICU registrar teaching programme at Royal Perth Hospital in the first half of 2016.
Sergei Goodman, Yoram Weiss, Charles Weissman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To explore recent findings on the treatment and outcome of cardiac arrhythmias and how they affect ICU activities. RECENT FINDINGS: The rate vs. rhythm control debate for the treatment of chronic atrial fibrillation continues. It is still unclear whether the postcardiac surgery inflammatory response contributes to the development of atrial fibrillation. In noncardiothoracic surgery/trauma patients hospitalized in an ICU, new-onset supraventricular arrhythmias are associated with markedly elevated mortality when compared with patients with a prior history of such arrhythmias and patients who do not develop arrhythmias...
October 2008: Current Opinion in Critical Care
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