Table 1

Precipitating factors that might contribute to the onset of arrhythmias

Precipitating factors
HypoxiaPneumonia
Acute respiratory distress syndrome
Prone positioning (transient, only during the initial phase)
Systemic inflammation
Hydroelectrolytic imbalanceDiuretics
Hypovolemia
Renal failure
Acute myocardial injuryMyocardial infarction
Myocarditis
Sepsis
Acute respiratory distress syndrome
Acute renal failure
Pulmonary embolism
Cardiotoxicity
Heart failure