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June 1949

RECURRENT PAROXYSMAL TACHYCARDIA IN A YOUNG INFANT

Author Affiliations

LOUISVILLE, KY.
From the Children's Free Hospital and the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1949;77(6):753-757. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1949.02030040768007
Abstract

AT THE Children's Free Hospital in Louisville and in the Children's Heart Clinic at the Louisville General Hospital, my associates and I have been particularly interested in the cardiac arrhythmias of infancy and childhood. In January 1946, Scott and I reported 2 cases of paroxysmal tachycardia in infants.1 In November 1946, Prince, Ratondo and Scott2 reported a case of auricular flutter and congenital heart disease, with restoration of normal rhythm by the use of quinidine. A series of cases of persistent extrasystoles in children was also studied.3

The case reported here of recurrent paroxysmal tachycardia in a young infant is unlike any of the cases of this disorder that I have seen described in the literature.

REPORT OF A CASE  Y. M. S., a 12 day old white female infant, was seen at home on Aug. 29, 1945, because of diarrhea, some vomiting, impetigo and fever. The

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