Supraventricular and Ventricular Arrhythmias

Ramil Goel, Komandoor Srivathsan, Martina Mookadam

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Abstract

Cardiac arrhythmias comprise of a heterogenous group of disorders which manifest in a wide range of clinical presentations. They can be associated with underlying cardiac disease and portend a grave prognosis, with some arrhythmias being rapidly fatal. Other arrhythmias, however are relatively benign and can be asymptomatic or may be a mere inconvenience for the patient. All primary care physicians can expect to encounter some forms of arrhythmias during the course of their practice. This review article provides a brief overview of the commonly seen tachyarrhythmias for the general practitioner and provides relevant updates on the recent developments in our understanding of their mechanisms and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-71
Number of pages29
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Multifocal atrial tachycardia
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Ventricular arrhythmia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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