Author(s): Field JM, Hazinski MF, Sayre MR, Chameides L, Schexnayder SM,
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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.
This article was published in Circulation
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy