Isolated junctional tachycardia in a child after noncardiac surgery: An uncommon clinical presentation

Chenni S. Sriram, Roger D. White, Malini Madhavan, Bryan C. Cannon

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Abstract

Isolated junctional tachycardia is rare in children but has been reported after cardiac surgery. To date, it has not been reported after noncardiac surgery. This report describes the case of a 3-year-old boy with no cardiac history who experienced transient junctional tachycardia after a right pyeloplasty. Medical therapy was not prescribed initially due to lack of symptoms. However, symptomatic junctional tachycardia recurred, prompting institution of oral beta-blocker therapy. Isolated junctional tachycardia should not be overlooked in the differential diagnosis of pediatric supraventricular tachycardia after noncardiac surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1234-1237
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume32
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

Keywords

  • Arrhythmia
  • Junctional tachycardia
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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