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Vol. 69. Issue 3.
Pages 326 (March 2016)
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DOI: 10.1016/j.rec.2015.09.016
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Response to ECG, February 2016
Respuesta al ECG de febrero de 2016
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Reyes Álvarez García-Rovés
Servicio de Cardiología Pediátrica, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain
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Postoperative junctional ectopic tachycardia (narrow QRS with atrioventricular dissociation and ventricular rate faster than atrial rate) is self-limiting. It is usually controlled by decreasing the heart rate with moderate hypothermia and lower doses of inotropic agents, and by recovering atrioventricular synchrony by means of atrial or atrioventricular sequential pacing. In our patient, the tachycardia did not respond to the usual means or to amiodarone, and hemodynamic function became severely affected. The patient required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for 72hours, during which time the ectopic tachycardia resolved. He was subsequently weaned and the outcome was favorable.

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