What is the role of cardiac monitoring for Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) in the ICU?

Updated: Jul 14, 2021
  • Author: Michael T Andary, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Close monitoring of heart rate, blood pressure, and cardiac arrhythmias allows early detection of life-threatening situations. Critically ill patients require continuous telemetry and close medical supervision in an ICU setting. [3] Antihypertensives and vasoactive drugs should be used with caution in patients with autonomic instability. Hemodynamic changes related to autonomic dysfunction are usually transitory, and patients rarely require long-term medications to treat blood pressure or cardiac problems.

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