Postoperative junctional ectopic tachycardia.

  title={Postoperative junctional ectopic tachycardia.},
  author={F J Azzam and Andrew T. Fiore},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  volume={45 9},
PURPOSE To report the management of junctional ectopic tachycardia after cardiac surgery in an infant. Postoperatively, the patient suffered profound cardiac decompensation secondary to the accelerated rhythm and required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for haemodynamic support. CLINICAL FEATURES A 14-day-old, 3.5 kg boy exhibited junctional ectopic tachycardia after cardiopulmonary bypass. Left atrial pressure was 25-28 mmHg. No impact on the tachycardia was seen after rapid… CONTINUE READING