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Junctional ectopic tachycardia in infancy: report of two cases.
J Formos Med Assoc 1991; 90(5):517-9JF

Abstract

Junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) in infancy is one of the serious arrhythmias which can be fatal. Typical features of JET include rapid and irregular heart beats with atrioventricular dissociation. Two cases of JET are reported: Case 1 was a 35-week-gestational age newborn who was found to have hydropsy and fetal tachycardia at the 21st week of gestational age. Antiarrhythmic agents including digoxin, propranolol and verapamil were administered to his mother to treat the fetal arrhythmia without success. JET was recognized at birth which was spontaneously converted into a sinus rhythm at 1 month of age. The maternal history revealed that two previous pregnancies ended in hydrops fetalis, and one of these was documented to have fetal tachycardia. Case 2 was a 6-month-old male infant with JET and congestive heart failure. After failure of various antiarrhythmic agents, amiodarone finally slowed down his heart rate and controlled his congestive heart failure.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital, R.O.C.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1680994

Citation

Wu, J M., et al. "Junctional Ectopic Tachycardia in Infancy: Report of Two Cases." Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan Yi Zhi, vol. 90, no. 5, 1991, pp. 517-9.
Wu JM, Young ML, Wu MH, et al. Junctional ectopic tachycardia in infancy: report of two cases. J Formos Med Assoc. 1991;90(5):517-9.
Wu, J. M., Young, M. L., Wu, M. H., Wang, T. K., & Lue, H. C. (1991). Junctional ectopic tachycardia in infancy: report of two cases. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan Yi Zhi, 90(5), pp. 517-9.
Wu JM, et al. Junctional Ectopic Tachycardia in Infancy: Report of Two Cases. J Formos Med Assoc. 1991;90(5):517-9. PubMed PMID: 1680994.
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