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Ventricular arrhythmias in children with an apparently normal heart

Authors
Journal
The Journal of Pediatrics
0022-3476
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
119
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0022-3476(05)81030-3
Keywords
  • Medical Progress
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Summary Ventricular ectopy occurs frequently in normal children. In the presence of a normal heart, these arrhythmias, including asymptomatic, nonsustained ventricular tachycardia, carry a benign prognosis and are not associated with sudden, unexpected death. However, complex ventricular arrhythmias frequently indicate the presence of underlying cardiac disease; patients with such arrhythmias must undergo an appropriately through evaluation before decisions regarding prognosis and the need for therapy can be made.

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