The normal treatments for episodes due to the pathological look-alikes are the same mainstays for any other episode of cardiac arrest : Cardiopulmonary resuscitation , defibrillation to restore normal sinus rhythm , and if initial defibrillation fails, administration of intravenous epinephrine or amiodarone . The goal is avoidance of infarction, heart failure, and/or lethal arrhythmias ( ventricular tachycardia , ventricular fibrillation , asystole , or pulseless electrical activity ), so ultimately to restore normal sinus rhythm .
Q. When should the tonsils and/or adenoids should be removed? A. Currently the tonsillectomy is recommended in the presence of 6 episodes of throat infection (Group A strep pharyngitis) in one year or 3-4 episodes in each of 2years. Adenoidectomy may be recommended when tympanostomy tube surgery (http:///wiki/Tympanostomy_tube) failed to prevent ear infection.
Another thing to consider is the presence of oral breathing - the constant use of the mouth for breathing in small children may lead to malformation of the facial bones that would necessitate more extensive surgeries later in life.