Supraventricular escape rhythms during transient episodes of bradycardia in preterm infants.

OBJECTIVE To evaluate the origin of transient episodes of sinus bradycardia, atrial escape rhythm, and atrioventricular nodal escape rhythm in preterm infants. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was observational, and was carried out in a third level neonatal intensive care unit. We studied 19 spontaneously breathing infants born healthy but prior to term… (More)