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Sinus tachycardia: don't blame the whistle-blower.
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PMID:  23882878     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Sinus tachycardia due to sympathetic activation may be the ultimate response to support cardiac output. Abrupt heart rate reduction in this condition may be deleterious as is illustrated by two cases. Both patients were referred in cardiogenic shock after inappropriate treatment with a beta-blocking agent, initiated as a symptomatic treatment of a sinus tachycardia.Thus even if beta-blocking agents provoked a paradigm shift in the understanding of heart failure and became a cornerstone of the treatment, therapy should be initiated with knowledge of the underlying condition.
Michel De Pauw; Fiona Tromp; Marc De Buyzere
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Cardiology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium.
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