What is the role of cardiac monitoring in the treatment of diphtheria?

Updated: Jan 18, 2019
  • Author: Bruce M Lo, MD, MBA, CPE, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM, FACHE; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Maintain close monitoring of cardiac activity for early detection of rhythm abnormalities. Initiate electrical pacing for clinically significant conduction disturbance and provide pharmacologic intervention for arrhythmias or for heart failure.


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