Bradyarrhythmias: Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, and Management.
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Nursing
Sinus node dysfunction
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PublisherW B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC
CitationBradyarrhythmias: Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, and Management. 2016, 28 (3):297-308 Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am
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AbstractBradyarrhythmias are common clinical findings consisting of physiologic and pathologic conditions (sinus node dysfunction and atrioventricular [AV] conduction disturbances). Bradyarrhythmias can be benign, requiring no treatment; however, acute unstable bradycardia can lead to cardiac arrest. In patients with confirmed or suspected bradycardia, a thorough history and physical examination should include possible causes of sinoatrial node dysfunction or AV block. Management of bradycardia is based on the severity of symptoms, the underlying causes, presence of potentially reversible causes, presence of adverse signs, and risk of progression to asystole. Pharmacologic therapy and/or pacing are used to manage unstable or symptomatic bradyarrhythmias.
NotePublished online: June 22, 2016. 12 month embargo.
VersionFinal accepted manuscript