Permanent junctional reciprocating tachycardia in infants and Children

Ranjit I. Kylat, Ricardo A. Samson

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Abstract

Permanent junctional reciprocating tachycardia (PJRT) is a rare form of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). It generally presents in infants but can be difficult to diagnose. The characteristic EKG findings, response to Adenosine and persistence or frequent recurrences are helpful in making the diagnosis. It is usually difficult to manage with the initial and single medications used in SVT. Many patients are misdiagnosed and not treated effectively and end up having end stage cardiomyopathy and are diagnosed in patients referred for transplant. Hence all patients referred for a cardiac transplant with dilated cardiomyopathy need to be evaluated for this arrhythmia. If appropriate treatment is started early in the course, the failure can be ameliorated, and the cardiomyopathy can be resolved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)494-498
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Arrhythmia
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ablation
  • permanent junctional reciprocating tachycardia
  • supraventricular tachycardia
  • tachycardia induced cardiomyopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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