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Junctional tachycardia in infants and children after open heart surgery for congenital heart disease

Authors
Journal
The American Journal of Cardiology
0002-9149
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
59
Issue
12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0002-9149(87)90887-3
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Pharmacology

Abstract

Abstract Junctional tachycardia may occur in the postoperative period and is associated with mortality and significant morbidity in infants and children. 1–5 Limited numbers of postoperative patients have been reported. 2,4,6 Successful pharmacologic treatment of junctional tachycardia in infants and children has been limited. 2,4,6,7 This report describes the characteristics of junctional tachycardia in infants and children in the postoperative period and their treatment at Duke University Medical Center.

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