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RX ASPECTS OF PERI-ARREST ARRHYTHMIAS
Arrhythmias in the peri-arrest period may need treatment to
prevent deterioration to cardiac arrest or to regain
haemodynamic stability after successful resuscitation.
The choice of treatment depends on the nature of the
arrhythmia and the condition of the patient (adverse signs) .
Conscious patients must be anaesthetised or well sedated
before subjecting the pt to Synchronised cardioversion .
Strong vagal manoeuvres that cause sudden bradycardia may
trigger ventricular fibrillation in the context of acute
ischaemia or digitalis toxicity.
 Expert help must be sought early.
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