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.
|Title of host publication||Modern Concepts and Practices in Cardiothoracic Critical Care|
|Number of pages||16|
|ISBN (Print)||1466686030, 9781466686038|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2015|