Mechanisms of arrhythmias: enhanced automaticity and reentry.

D. M. Weller, J. Noone

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    Table 2 provides an overview of the classifications of antiarrhythmic agents, their actions, and their uses against reentrant arrhythmias and those caused by enhanced automaticity. Table 3 reviews many of the differences between the two mechanisms of arrhythmias: enhanced automaticity and reentry. Clinical distinction will assist in the most appropriate choice of therapy for terminating cardiac arrhythmias.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)42-67
    Number of pages26
    JournalCritical care nurse
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - May 1 1989


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    • Critical Care

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