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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 21. No. 3, 2016

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2016;21:207-210

Case Report

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as a Treatment of Intractable Supraventricular Tachycardia in Infant

KS Lun, TC Yung, FHF Tsang, X Li


Although supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is usually well tolerated in most infants and older children, it can lead to cardiovascular collapse in some infants. We present one neonate in whom venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO) was used to support for life-threatening cardiogenic shock secondary to intractable SVT. ECMO facilitated myocardial recovery and subsequently antiarrhythmic medications could be optimised to control the SVT.

Keyword : Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; Infant; Supraventricular tachycardia

Abstract in Chinese


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