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Supraventricular tachycardia in infants: use of the "diving reflex".
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6823839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effectiveness of the "diving reflex" in treating paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) in 10 infants aged under 6 months is demonstrated. No rhythm disturbances were encountered during the maneuver, even in patients receiving digitalis. The recommended water temperature is 5 degrees C and the total time of facial immersion, between 6 and 7 seconds. The diving reflex might be considered the first therapeutic approach in infants under 6 months old with PSVT.
V Sperandeo; D Pieri; P Palazzolo; M Donzelli; G Spataro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1983 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-03-11     Completed Date:  1983-03-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  286-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Heart Rate
Infant, Newborn
Tachycardia, Paroxysmal / therapy*

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