Part 1: Executive summary: 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • American Heart Association
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic

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.

authors

publication date

  • November 2, 2010

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.970889

PubMed ID

  • 20956217

Additional Document Info

start page

  • S640

end page

  • 56

volume

  • 122

number

  • SUPPL. 3