Autoimmune Cardiac Disorders
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First Things First (assess & treat for the following)
- Does pt have a distinct cardiovascular syndrome such as CHF, pericarditis or a conduction disturbance? If so, then treat these as usual initially (ie, stabilize pt & initiate standard therapy).
- Does pt have a known systemic autoimmune disorder? This should raise suspicion of cardiovascular involvement, especially if there is an unusual presentation (eg, ischemia, aneurysms or multiple thrombi in a young person).
- Have cardiovascular abnormalities occurred in the setting of systemic illness? Consider primary systemic vasculitis.
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Last updated: April 19, 2010
"Autoimmune Cardiac Disorders." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534146/all/Autoimmune_Cardiac_Disorders.
Autoimmune Cardiac Disorders. Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534146/all/Autoimmune_Cardiac_Disorders. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Autoimmune Cardiac Disorders. (2010). In Pocket ICU Management. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534146/all/Autoimmune_Cardiac_Disorders
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