What is the initial treatment for cardiac arrest with hemodynamic compromise in Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome?

Updated: Jan 08, 2017
  • Author: Christopher R Ellis, MD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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Patients who present in cardiac arrest or with hemodynamic compromise require management of the ABCs (Airway, Breathing, Circulation), as is standard; this includes having a defibrillator available and providing appropriate monitoring. Once the patient is determined to be experiencing a dysrhythmia, direct-current (DC) cardioversion is indicated.


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