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Postoperative Tachycardia

  • Maralyssa BannEmail author
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Abstract

Tachycardia is a common postoperative finding. The incidence of tachycardia after surgery is high and may reflect an appropriate response to stress, indicate an acute physiologic derangement, or be caused by an underlying pathologic arrhythmia.

Keywords

Tachycardia Arrhythmia Postoperative 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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