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Deep nasopharyngeal aspiration as a treatment option for conversion of supraventricular paroxysmal tachycardia in infants: First experiences.
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PMID:  21116208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: : Supraventricular paroxysmal tachycardias are the most common paroxysmal rhythm disorders in childhood. Atypical clinical presentations as well as their ability to induce hemodynamic deterioration imply necessity for arrhythmia rapid termination during the first months of life. The objective of this article was to evaluate the efficiency of deep nasopharyngeal aspiration as a potential vagal maneuver for supraventricular paroxysmal tachycardias termination.
DESIGN: : Clinical trial.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: : From June 2005 to October 2009, a total of eight infants, who were admitted at our institutions and diagnosed to have supraventricular paroxysmal tachycardias, were analyzed. To terminate supraventricular paroxysmal tachycardias "diving" reflex was initially tried and in the cases of its inefficacy, deep nasopharyngeal aspiration was performed.
MAIN RESULTS: : Nasopharyngeal aspiration successfully converted arrhythmia in three infants (37.5%).
CONCLUSIONS: : Deep nasopharyngeal aspiration could be an alternative vagal maneuver for infants with supraventricular paroxysmal tachycardia.
Bojko Bjelakovic; Bojana Vukovic; Jelena Vojinovic; Ljiljana Saranac; Dragana Savic; Snezana Zivanovic; Anita Petrovic; Ana Velickovic; Mirjana Miljkovic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1529-7535     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Crit Care Med     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100954653     Medline TA:  Pediatr Crit Care Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e402-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the Clinic of Pediatrics (BB, JV, LS, DS, SZ, AV), Clinical Center, Nis, Serbia; the Faculty of Medicine (BV), University of Nis, Nis, Serbia; the Clinic of Surgery (AP), Clinical Center, Nis, Serbia; and the Department of Pediatrics (MM), General Hospital, Leskovac, Serbia.
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