Atrial fibrillation precipitated by acute hypovolaemia.


Six patients with varying degrees of acute cardiorespiratory failure were seen. All patients deteriorated noticeably when rapid atrial fibrillation developed. In all patients intravenous digitalis failed to slow the ventricular response, and in three patients misguided attempts at electrical cardioversion failed. Haemodynamic monitoring showed a normal or… (More)


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