October 1973

Peripheral Arterial Embolism Following Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Mody is now with Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital, Cleveland.

Am J Dis Child. 1973;126(4):520-522. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.02110190426014

Peripheral arterial embolism is, to our knowledge, a heretofore unreported complication of paroxysmal atrial tachycardia. Our observation of one such association is presented with a postulation regarding its pathogenesis. The patient also had unilateral facial paresis suggesting cardiac conduction anomaly as a previously unrecognized cardiac defect with this cardiofacial syndrome.