Chapter

Emergencies

Edited by Sara Thorne and Paul Clift

in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199228188
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725920 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199228188.003.0027

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

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Introduction 198

Haemoptysis in a cyanotic patient 198

Other emergencies and pitfalls to avoid in cyanotic heart disease 200

Haemoptysis or haematemesis in patient with repaired coarctation 202

Tachyarrhythmias 204

There are a number of ACHD emergencies in which quick and simple management can prevent unnecessary morbidity or mortality. Senior in-house help must always be requested and advice sought from a specialist ACHD unit....

Chapter.  1090 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine ; Emergency Medicine

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