Journal article

Age makes a difference: Symptoms in pediatric supraventricular tachycardia

Amanda Quattrocelli, Janet Lang, Andrew Davis, Andreas Pflaumer

JOURNAL OF ARRHYTHMIA | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: Supraventricular tachycardia is a group of rhythm disturbances that affect 1 in 300-1200 Australian children annually. The differentiation of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) symptoms and age of onset according to their subtype is not well understood in the pediatric population. Most studies rely on ECG criteria only to characterize the subtype of the SVT, which is not applicable to all subtypes. The purpose of this study was to identify the symptoms and ages of onset of SVT subtypes, and to analyze whether ethnicity or severity correlated with the SVT subtype confirmed in an invasive Electrophysiology (EP) study. Methods: A retrospective analysis and prospective survey evaluat..

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