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Use of adenosine in the treatment of supraventricular tachycardia in a pediatric emergency department

Sandra Díaz-Parra, Pilar Sánchez-Yañez, Ignacio Zabala-Argüelles, Beatriz Picazo-Angelin, Lourdes Conejo-Muñoz, Victorio Cuenca-Peiró, Isabel Durán-Hidalgo, Patricia García-Soler
OBJECTIVE: Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is the most frequent arrhythmia requiring treatment in childhood, with an estimated incidence of 1/100 to 1/250 children. The treatment of choice of the acute event is intravenous adenosine. This study aimed to determine if doses of adenosine higher than previously described are needed to successfully revert SVT in children. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of SVT cases in a tertiary hospital from January 2007 to December 2011...
June 2014: Pediatric Emergency Care
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