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Ventricular Arrhythmias

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AUTHORS:
Steven Lahti
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Distinguish wide complex tachycardia due to ventricular tachycardia from SVT with aberrancy.
  2. Recognize structural heart disease as the principal etiology of ventricular arrhythmias.
  3. Distinguish sustained from non-sustained and stable from unstable ventricular tachycardia, and understand their respective treatments.
  4. Understand the medical treatment of ventricular arrhythmias.
  5. Recognize the clinical indications for implantable cardiodefibrillator placement.
Section
AccessMedicine > Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e > Ventricular Arrhythmias > SPECIFIC ARRHYTHMIAS
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AccessMedicine > Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e > Atlas of Cardiac Arrhythmias
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Table
AccessMedicine > Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 13e > Agents Used in Cardiac Arrhythmias > SPECIFIC ANTIARRHYTHMIC AGENTS > PRINCIPLES IN THE CLINICAL USE OF ANTIARRHYTHMIC AGENTS > Table
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Video
AccessMedicine > Oral Anticoagulants: This animation will review the synthesis of vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors and illustrate how warfarin acts to inhibit the final step in the synthesis of these clotting factors. > Oral Anticoagulants: This animation will review the synthesis of vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors and illustrate how warfarin acts to inhibit the final step in the synthesis of these clotting factors.
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AccessMedicine > Anti-Arrhythmic Drugs: This animation illustrates the conditions necessary to form a reentrant circuit and how antiarrhythmic drugs are used to block reentrant circuits. > Anti-Arrhythmic Drugs: This animation illustrates the conditions necessary to form a reentrant circuit and how antiarrhythmic drugs are used to block reentrant circuits.
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AccessMedicine > Effects of Antiarrhythmic Drugs on the Electrocardiogram: This animation illustrates the effects of various classes of antiarrhythmic drugs on the different regions of the heart and how this results in changes in the electrocardiogram. > Effects of Antiarrhythmic Drugs on the Electrocardiogram: This animation illustrates the effects of various classes of antiarrhythmic drugs on the different regions of the heart and how this results in changes in the electrocardiogram.
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