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Med Clin North Am. 2001 Sep;85(5):1171-89.

Postoperative arrhythmias and conduction disorders.

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Division of Cardiology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Abstract

Cardiac arrhythmias are common in the perioperative period. Most arrhythmias are clinically benign. Occasionally, cardiac arrhythmias and conduction disturbances can pose a major additional risk to the patient in the perioperative and postoperative periods. The current availability of a wide array of techniques for controlling serious arrhythmias--pharmacologic, electrical, and interventional--enable the physician to manage most arrhythmias and conduction disturbances successfully. The added risks posed by arrhythmias and conduction disturbances in the perioperative period now can be minimized.

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11565493
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