A case of resistant supraventricular tachycardia in infancy period

Sahin D. A., Baspinar O., Kervancioglu M., Sulu A.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF THERAPEUTICS, vol.20, no.3, pp.266-269, 2014 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/gmj-30-151773
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.266-269
  • Keywords: Antiarrhythmic treatment, infant, supraventricular tachycardia
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


Supraventricular tachycardia is the most common cause of symptomatic tachycardia in infancy and childhood. The most commonly occurs due to accessory pathway. Clinical symptoms are more severe in the neonatal period than childhood period, and sign of heart failure may be seen. Therefore urgent treatment is required. Most of these cases can be controlled with medical therapy; catheter ablation may be very rarely required. A 34 days old patient with supraventricular tachycardia which cannot be controlled with classical therapy is presented.