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A Surprise Arrhythmia


Dr Jerry Dang
Medical Resident
Lyell McEwin Hospital

Dr Josephine Thomas
Consultant General Physician
Royal Adelaide Hospital

A/Prof Timothy Kleinig
Consultant Neurologist
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Lyell McEwin Hospital


The case reviews an incidental arrhythmia discovered prior to surgery. It reviews the priorities of advanced life support, the aetiology and classification of the arrhythmia, and the priorities in the management of the arrhythmia.

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