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Pediatric dysrhythmias.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16487786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Arrhythmias in children are less common than in adults but are increasing because of successful repair of congenital heart diseases. Supraventricular tachycardia is the most common symptomatic pediatric tachyarrhythmia. Atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation in children are attributed largely to structural heart disease. Bradycardia is defined as a heart rate less than the lower limit of normal for a child's age, and the most common cause is sinus bradycardia. Despite the infrequent occurrence of arrhythmias, it is crucial to expeditiously identify and treat certain rhythm abnormalities because they can lead to further decompensation.
Authors:
Stephanie J Doniger; Ghazala Q Sharieff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric clinics of North America     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0031-3955     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-20     Completed Date:  2006-04-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401126     Medline TA:  Pediatr Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-105, vi     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital and Health Center/University of California-San Diego, 3020 Children's Way, MC 5075 San Diego, CA 92123-4282, USA. sdoniger@sbcglobal.net
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / administration & dosage
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Atrial Fibrillation / diagnosis,  therapy
Atrial Flutter / diagnosis,  therapy
Child
Electrocardiography
Emergencies
Emergency Medical Services
Heart Block / diagnosis,  therapy
Humans
Tachycardia / diagnosis,  therapy
Tachycardia, Supraventricular / diagnosis,  therapy
Ventricular Fibrillation / diagnosis,  therapy
Ventricular Premature Complexes / diagnosis,  therapy
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Arrhythmia Agents

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