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Minerva Medica 2013 August;104(4):383-90

Copyright © 2013 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Arrhythmic emergencies in ICCU

Gorenek B. 1, Kudaiberdieva G. 2

1 Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Osmangazi Eskisehir University, Eskisehir, Turkey; 2 Adana, Turkey


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Atrial fibrillation and sustained ventricular arrhythmias are the most common arrhythmias accompanying acute coronary syndromes. Arrhythmias are associated with worse clinical course and increased risk of in-hospital, short-term and long-term mortality in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction. This review summarizes the current knowledge on most prevalent arrhythmias in patients with ACS and their management in intensive coronary care unit.

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