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PAROXYSMAL TACHYCARDIA WITH SYNCOPE OCCURRING IN A CHILD

PAROXYSMAL TACHYCARDIA WITH SYNCOPE OCCURRING IN A CHILD The occurrence of paroxysmal tachycardia in infancy and in childhood is extremely rare, and few authentic cases have been recorded in medical literature. The youngest patient in a reported case was an infant, aged 4 days, whose case was reported by Werley.1 The type of tachycardia was not identified because electrocardiograms were not taken, but polygraphic tracings showed the rate of the heart to be 307 a minute. Necropsy revealed a widely patent foramen ovale; distinctive microscopic changes were not evident. Colgate and McCulloch2 reported two cases of paroxysmal tachycardia in infancy; one occurred in a child, aged 21 days, and the other in a child, aged 24 days. In the first case the rate of the heart was 250 during a paroxysm, but since electrocardiograms were not obtained, the type of tachycardia was not determined. In the second case, electrocardiograms revealed changes that the authors concluded were http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

PAROXYSMAL TACHYCARDIA WITH SYNCOPE OCCURRING IN A CHILD

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1929 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930090103013
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Abstract

The occurrence of paroxysmal tachycardia in infancy and in childhood is extremely rare, and few authentic cases have been recorded in medical literature. The youngest patient in a reported case was an infant, aged 4 days, whose case was reported by Werley.1 The type of tachycardia was not identified because electrocardiograms were not taken, but polygraphic tracings showed the rate of the heart to be 307 a minute. Necropsy revealed a widely patent foramen ovale; distinctive microscopic changes were not evident. Colgate and McCulloch2 reported two cases of paroxysmal tachycardia in infancy; one occurred in a child, aged 21 days, and the other in a child, aged 24 days. In the first case the rate of the heart was 250 during a paroxysm, but since electrocardiograms were not obtained, the type of tachycardia was not determined. In the second case, electrocardiograms revealed changes that the authors concluded were

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1929

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