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Acute Cardiac Arrhythmia After Acute Brain Injury

Eelco F. M Wijdicks and Alejandro A Rabinstein

in Neurocritical Care

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199843626
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322855 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199843626.003.0022

Series: What Do I Do Now

Acute Cardiac Arrhythmia After Acute Brain Injury

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EKG changes are common and vary from simple ST changes in the EKG components to complex cardiac arrhythmias. In addition, critically ill patients often have underlying cardiac disease and the most common problem is flaring up of atrial fibrillation. The pharmacologic choices to initially treat the increased heart rate and options for long-term control are discussed.

Chapter.  988 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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