Tachyarrhythmias and Defibrillation

Ricardo A Samson, Dianne L. Atkins

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Abstract

Although cardiac arrhythmias less commonly cause hemodynamic compromise in children than in adults, prompt recognition and treatment of arrhythmias remain an important part of pediatric resuscitation because of the availability of specific, effective therapies. This article summarizes the 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines for Pediatric Advanced Life Support regarding tachyarrhythmias, including treatment with antiarrhythmics and direct current countershock therapy, and provides an update of recent literature since the guidelines were published.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)887-907
Number of pages21
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008

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Tachyarrhythmias and Defibrillation. / Samson, Ricardo A; Atkins, Dianne L.

In: Pediatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 55, No. 4, 08.2008, p. 887-907.

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Samson, Ricardo A ; Atkins, Dianne L. / Tachyarrhythmias and Defibrillation. In: Pediatric Clinics of North America. 2008 ; Vol. 55, No. 4. pp. 887-907.
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