Chapter 7. Arrhythmias

  1. Mark J. D. Griffiths MRCP, PhD, EDICM, BDICM Consultant,
  2. Jeremy J. Cordingley MRCP, FRCA, EDICM Consultant and
  3. Susanna Price MRCP, PhD, EDICM, FESC Consultant
  1. Hugh Montgomery MB BS, BSc, FRCP, MD Director1 and
  2. Vivek Sivaraman MBBS, MRCP, MD Specialty Trainee2

Published Online: 9 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314502.ch7

Cardiovascular Critical Care

Cardiovascular Critical Care

How to Cite

Montgomery, H. and Sivaraman, V. (2010) Arrhythmias, in Cardiovascular Critical Care (eds M. J. D. Griffiths, J. J. Cordingley and S. Price), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314502.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute for Human Health and Performance, University College London, London, UK

  2. 2

    Anaesthetics and Critical Care, Central London School of Anaesthesia, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405148573

Online ISBN: 9781444314502



  • Incidence of ventricular arrhythmias;
  • Modifiable risk factors for arrhythmia;
  • Arterial oxygen and carbon dioxide tensions;
  • Atrial fibrillation - rhythm or rate control?;
  • Pharmacotherapy/pharmacoprophylaxis for cardiac surgery;
  • demonstrated that the incidence of ARDS;
  • episodes of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF);
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Incidence of arrhythmias

  • Arrhythmias and morbidity

  • Modifiable risk factors for arrhythmia

  • Management of arrhythmias

  • Conclusion

  • References