Analysis Of Cardiac Arrhythmias In Patients With Ischaemic Heart Disease Admitted To Coronary Care Unit

Authors

  • Shahid Karim
  • Mohammud Azhar
  • Ashraf Dar
  • Mohammud Zubair

Keywords:

Analysis Of Cardiac Arrhythmias In Patients With Ischaemic Heart Disease Admitted To Coronary Care Unit

Abstract

Introduction:
During 1962 C.C.Us. were established in diff erent parts of the world for the first time. The aim of the CCUs were to resuscitate the patients immed iately with ventricular fibrillation following myoc ardial infarction, under the care of specially trained medical and nursing staff.

Patients and Method:
All patients who were admitted between June 1986 to May 1987 to Coronary Care unit Mayo Hospital, Lahore were included in this study. After admission these patients were monitored for at least 72 hours with central monitoring facilities and any arrhythmia which developed was recorded.

Discussion:
This prospective study was done to look at the incidence of arrhythmias and its outcome in our department. In 350 consecutive patients admitted, we found that overall incidence of arrhythmias was 62.8%. Tachyarrhythmias were more common than bradyarrhythmias. 66.5% verses 33.5%. Fre quent ventricular premature beats was the most common arrhythmias noted in 24.8% next com monest arrhythmia was supraventricular tachycard ia (21 %).

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