Oct 22, 2010

Part 1: executive summary: 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

Circulation
John M FieldTerry L Vanden Hoek

Abstract

The goal of therapy for bradycardia or tachycardia is to rapidly identify and treat patients who are hemodynamically unstable or symptomatic due to the arrhythmia. Drugs or, when appropriate, pacing may be used to control unstable or symptomatic bradycardia. Cardioversion or drugs or both may be used to control unstable or symptomatic tachycardia. ACLS providers should closely monitor stable patients pending expert consultation and should be prepared to aggressively treat those with evidence of decompensation.

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Acrocallosal Syndrome
Bradycardia
Emergency Care
Basic Cardiac Life Support
American Heart Association
GLI3 gene
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cardiopulmonary
Vascular Medicine
Best Practices

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