A child with cardiogenic shock and supraventricular tachycardia presenting in normal sinus rhythm

V. R. Dharnidharka, M. Lieh-Lai, A. Sarnaik, S. Clapp

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Abstract

We report a case of an infant who presented in profound cardiovascular collapse with a normal sinus rhythm initially. A diagnosis of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) was established only after hemodynamic stabilization. The possibility of SVT being masked because of severe metabolic derangements and/or painful therapeutic procedures should be kept in mind when managing cardiogenic shock in children. Such a consideration is of practical significance in planning therapy, such as the avoidance of digitalis in a patient with Wolf-Parkinson. White syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-421
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric emergency care
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiogenic shock
  • supraventricular tachycardia

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