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4th ed. London: Resuscitation Council (UK), 2000 Overdrive pacing is a technique whereby the heart is paced for a limited period at a rate higher than the tachycardia. The tachycardia may be abolished with a return of normal rhythm when the pacemaker is switched off Management of peri-arrest arrhythmias tachycardias are, in general, less dangerous than those of ventricular origin and only rarely occur after the successful treatment of ventricular tachyarrhythmias. Nevertheless, they are a recognised trigger for the development of ventricular fibrillation in vulnerable patients.

Only one drug should be used in an individual patient to minimise the risk of pro-arrhythmic effects and myocardial depression. DC cardioversion may be attempted, either as a first line treatment to restore sinus rhythm, or when pharmacological efforts have been unsuccessful. If atrial fibrillation is of longer standing (more than 24 hours) the decision to attempt to restore sinus rhythm should be made after careful clinical assessment, taking into account the chances of achieving and maintaining a normal rhythm.

May be Synchronised DC shock*, DC shock*, if indicated repeated once if if indicated necessary Doses throughout are based on an adult of average body weight * Note 1: DC shock always given under sedation/general anaesthesia. ** Note 2: Not to be used in patients receiving ␤ blockers. Algorithm for atrial fibrillation (presumed supraventricular tachycardia). Adapted from ALS Course Provider Manual. 4th ed. London: Resuscitation Council (UK), 2000 If cardioversion proves impossible or atrial fibrillation recurs, amiodarone will provide ventricular rate control.

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