Children, unlike adults, seldom have primary ventricular dysrhythmias in the absence of congenital heart disease. Rather, pediatric arrest is usually secondary to severe respiratory insufficiency. Bradydysrhythmias are the most common rhythms seen in pediatric arrest. Ta.ble.25-7 shows the drugs most commonly used in pediatric advanced life support. Pediatric resuscitation is discussed in depth in Chap 10.
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