July 1984

Sudden Death in Infants With Chaotic Atrial Rhythm

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Cardiology, Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School (Drs Yeager and Hougen) Boston; and the Department of Cardiology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington (Dr Levy). Dr Yeager is now with the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown.

Am J Dis Child. 1984;138(7):689-692. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1984.02140450071022

• In four cases of chaotic atrial rhythm in infancy, three infants died, two unexpectedly. Chaotic atrial rhythm may be associated with a relatively high mortality in the first year of life.

(AJDC 1984;138:689-692)