Vagal bradycardia at term.

  title={Vagal bradycardia at term.},
  author={Cristina Delc{\`o} and Maurice Beghetti and Riccardo E Pfister},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  volume={98 5},
UNLABELLED We discuss the case of a newborn boy presenting well into term with severe bradycardic events and sinus pauses up to 5.4 sec. Sinus bradycardia below 80 bpm and sinus pauses or asystole of more than 2 sec are considered pathologic at term. After exclusion of specific causes, the diagnosis of vagal hyper-reflectivity (VHR) was retained, a state caused by unbalance between sympathetic and parasympathetic activity, the latter overriding the former. It is thought to be a functional and… CONTINUE READING