Avicenna Journal of Medicine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 88--95

Critical arrhythmia in postoperative cardiac children: Recognition and management


Mohamed Salim Kabbani1, Hayan Al Taweel2, Nasib Kabbani3, Saleh Al Ghamdi4 
1 Department of Cardiac Science, Division of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs; King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Cardiac Science, Division of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
3 College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Cardiac Science, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, King Abdul Aziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed Salim Kabbani
Department of Cardiac Science, Division of Pediatric Cardiac ICU, MC 1423, King Abdulaziz Medical City, P.O. Box: 22490, Riyadh 11426
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Arrhythmias after pediatric cardiac surgery are common and can be life-threatening. They occur intraoperatively or may appear shortly after surgery during postoperative care. They require early management and specific intervention. In this review, we describe important critical arrhythmias that are encountered during postoperative management of children undergoing cardiac surgery. We review the diagnosis, management, and explain the role of epicardial electrocardiogram in diagnosing certain types of postoperative rhythm abnormalities seen during early period after pediatric cardiac surgery.


How to cite this article:
Kabbani MS, Al Taweel H, Kabbani N, Al Ghamdi S. Critical arrhythmia in postoperative cardiac children: Recognition and management.Avicenna J Med 2017;7:88-95


How to cite this URL:
Kabbani MS, Al Taweel H, Kabbani N, Al Ghamdi S. Critical arrhythmia in postoperative cardiac children: Recognition and management. Avicenna J Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Aug 12 ];7:88-95
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