|Neonatal Cardiology, 2e|
Chapter 10. Arrhythmias
Topics Discussed: cardiac arrhythmia; pediatric cardiology.
Sections: Mechanisms of Arrhythmias, Sinus Arrhythmia, Bradyarrhythmias, Tachyarrhythmias, Evaluation, Assessment, and Approach to Diagnosis, Pharmacologic Therapy, Direct Current Cardioversion, Overdrive Pacing, Catheter Ablation, Suggested Readings.
Excerpt:"Although certain arrhythmias are more common in neonates and
young infants compared to older children and adults, all types of
arrhythmias can occur. Many are benign and do not cause hemodynamic
compromise. Others may compromise cardiac output and cause decreased
blood pressure and decreased perfusion. Sustained tachyarrhythmias
may eventually cause myocardial dysfunction, which is known as tachycardia-induced
cardiomyopathy. The purpose of this chapter is to review diagnosis
and management of common arrhythmias in neonates and young infants...."
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