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Title: Drugs acting on the heart: Anti-arrhythmics
Authors: Hebbes, Christopher
Thompson, Jonathan P.
First Published: 31-Mar-2015
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Citation: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, 2015, 16 (5), pp. 232-236
Abstract: Arrhythmias can occur in medical or surgical practice and are common in the perioperative period and in intensive care. Their occurrence may reflect a pre-existing condition or predisposition, or arise de novo. Arrhythmias must be identified promptly and managed appropriately as they may become unstable, compromise cardiac output and risk cardiac arrest. In many cases, this involves prevention or correction of precipitating factors and sometimes non-pharmacological treatments (cardioversion or surgical ablation). However, anti-arrhythmic drugs are often required. A sound understanding of drug mechanisms, guidelines and evidence will aid choice of therapy. This article describes the mechanisms of action of the common anti-arrhythmic agents, their use in clinical practice and a review of recent guidelines for the management of common arrhythmias.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.mpaic.2015.02.009
ISSN: 1472-0299
eISSN: 1878-7584
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available after the end of the embargo period under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences

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