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El tratamiento de arritmias depende del tipo y seriedad de la alteración del ritmo en particular. Por ejemplo:

  • Los medicamentos se usan con más frecuencia en las taquiarritmias (frecuencias cardiacas rápidas).
  • Se usa conversión eléctrica para los ritmos irregulares de amenaza para la vida.
  • Se usan marcapasos con más frecuencia para bradiarritmias (frecuencias cardiacas lentas).

El tratamiento tiene el objetivo de mantener la capacidad del corazón para bombear sangre de manera eficiente.

El tratamiento involucra lo siguiente:

Cambios en el estilo de vida
Medicamentos
Cirugía
Otros tratamientos

References:

Colucci R, Silver M, et al. Common types of supraventricular tachycardia: Diagnosis and management. Am Fam Physician. 2010;82(8):942-952. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1015/p942.html. Accessed March 20, 2014.

Gutierrez C, Blanchard D. Atrial fibrillation: Diagnosis and treatment. Am Fam Physician. 2011;83(1):61-68. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/p61.html. Accessed March 20, 2014.

How are arrhythmias treated? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/arr/treatment.html. Updated July 1, 2011. Accessed March 20, 2014.

Prevention & treatment of arrhythmia. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Arrhythmia/PreventionTreatmentofArrhythmia/Prevention-Treatment-of-Arrhythmia_UCM_002026_Article.jsp. Updated October 25, 2012. Accessed March 20, 2014.



Last reviewed December 2014 by Michael J. Fucci, DO

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