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Guideline

Cardiac arrhythmias in coronary heart disease

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Last updated:31st Aug 2018

This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for the management of cardiac arrest and the arrhythmias associated with ACS, chronic CHD and cardiac surgery. It excludes arrhythmias not associated with CHD such as supraventricular tachycardias associated with accessory pathways or dual atrioventricular (AV) nodal physiology, arrhythmias caused by inherited ion channel disorders (eg long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome) and arrhythmias associated with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathies. The evidence base in some areas (for example, management of cardiac arrest and atrial fibrillation) does not distinguish between patients whose arrhythmia has an ischaemic or non-ischaemic aetiology but wherever possible, the recommendations made are specific to CHD.

This guideline will be of interest to healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias including cardiac surgeons, cardiac nurse specialists cardiologists, clinical psychologists, general practitioners and other members of the primary care team, paramedics and pharmacists, as well as patients, carers and voluntary organisations.

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