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Sara Thorne

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date: 12 August 2020

There are a number of ACHD emergencies in which quick and simple management can prevent unnecessary morbidity or mortality. Senior in-house help must always be requested and urgent advice sought from the specialist ACHD unit. This chapter discusses haemoptysis in a cyanotic patient, emergencies and pitfalls to avoid in cyanotic heart disease, haemoptysis or haematemesis in patients with repaired coarctation, and tachyarrhythmias.

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