Antiarrhythmics, inotropes, and vasopressors

Bethany R. Tellor, Keki R. Balsara

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


Arrhythmias, low cardiac output syndromes, and low blood pressure are commonly faced complications in the cardiothoracic surgery patient. In order to provide appropriate clinical management, one must identify underlying etiologies while recognizing and understanding available treatment options. The objective of this chapter is to review common agents utilized to manage arrhythmias and maintain hemodynamic stability following cardiac surgery. Mechanisms of action, key clinical pearls and relevant literature pertaining to each agent will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModern Concepts and Practices in Cardiothoracic Critical Care
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781466686045
ISBN (Print)1466686030, 9781466686038
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015


Dive into the research topics of 'Antiarrhythmics, inotropes, and vasopressors'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this