Don't Forget the Bubbles is a paediatric blog providing online medical education. It is run by Tessa Davis, Henry Goldstein, Ben Lawton and Andrew Tagg, and is a collaborative effort to create a Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) resource for paediatrics. We have no external funding and exclusively fund DFTB ourselves.

Arrhythmias

Prevalence of postoperative arrhythmia: 15-48% At risk: young age, low body weight, long CPB time, complex surgery, presence of residual defects Prevalence of postoperative arrhythmia is up to 50% Haemodynamic impairment in >50% Aggressive treatment in >50% required Most common is sinus bradycardia with/without junctional escape; then premature complexes; then supraventricular tachycardia; then AV block;…