Tag: tachyarrhythmias

1. Landiolol administration resulted in significantly more patients achieving target heart rates of 60-94 following sepsis-related tachyarrhythmia and was also associated with significantly reduced incidence of new onset arrhythmia Evidence Rating: 1 (Excellent) Sepsis associated tachyarrhythmias and atrial fibrillation are significant causes of mortality, with as many as a third of patients...
1. Landiolol administration resulted in significantly more patients achieving target heart rates of 60-94 following sepsis-related tachyarrhythmia and was also associated with significantly reduced incidence of new onset arrhythmia Evidence Rating: 1 (Excellent) Sepsis associated tachyarrhythmias and atrial fibrillation are significant causes of mortality, with as many as a third of patients...
1. In this meta-analysis, addition of vasopressin to catecholamine vasopressors was associated with a lower risk of atrial fibrillation when compared to catecholamine monotherapy. 2. While there was decreased mortality with vasopressin plus catecholamines, this difference was not seen when restricting analysis to studies with a low risk of bias. Evidence...
1. In this small case series of a novel treatment for ventricular tachycardia, patients receiving stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) guided by noninvasive anatomical and electrocardiographic imaging had near-complete resolution of ventricular tachycardia. 2. There was no evidence of reduction in left ventricular ejection fraction with treatment, and mild inflammatory...
1. Cluster analysis of a population of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) identified four unique phenotypes using variables not traditionally associated with AF classification. 2. The four phenotypic AF groups were associated with differences in treatment strategies and clinical outcomes. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)     Study Rundown: Atrial fibrillation is the most...
1. Based on a randomized, controlled trial, acute ingestion of caffeine was not pro-arrhythmogenic in chronic systolic heart failure patients during the physical stress of a treadmill test. 2. Increased plasma levels of caffeine also did not increase the risk of arrhythmias in these patients. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown:...
1. Catheter ablation was found to be more effective than escalated antiarrhythmic drug (AAD) therapy at treating patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) who had ventricular tachycardia (VT) despite AAD therapy. 2. The increased effectiveness was only observed in patients treated with amiodarone at baseline. Evidence Rating Level:...
Image: PD 1. Propofol at a dose of 1 mg/kg for hemodynamically stable patients and 0.5mg/kg in hemodynamically unstable patients appears to be a safe drug for procedural sedation in DC cardioversion of atrial tachyarrhythmias. 2. Propofol’s use in the cardioversion of ventricular tachyarrhythmias remains unknown. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Propofol...