A Narrative Review for Anesthesiologists of the 2017 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society Guideline for Management of Patients With Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death

Adam A. Dalia, Michael Essandoh, Brett Cronin, Nasir Hussain, Neal S. Gerstein, Peter Schulman

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This is a review of the 2017 AHA/ACC/HRS Guidelines with guidance for intraoperative physicians. Ventricular arrhythmias occurring during the perioperative period have the potential for significant morbidity and mortality. Hence, an in-depth knowledge of VA mechanisms, prevention, and management is crucial for all clinicians caring for these at-risk patients in the perioperative period. Perioperative optimization of patients with a known or suspected VA should be tailored to the specific patient population and condition as outlined in this manuscript.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019



  • 2017 AHA/ACC/HRS Guidelines
  • ICD
  • intraoperative arrhythmias
  • pacemaker
  • prevention of sudden cardiac death
  • ventricular arrhythmias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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