Ventricular dysrhythmias in children with Marfan's syndrome.

  title={Ventricular dysrhythmias in children with Marfan's syndrome.},
  author={Sandy C. Chen and Lisa Fagan and Soraya Nouri and J L Donahoe},
  journal={American journal of diseases of children},
  volume={139 3},
A teenager with Marfan's syndrome required resuscitation and was found to have multiform premature ventricular contractions and ventricular tachycardia. Of 24 children with Marfan's syndrome, eight (33.3%) were found to have ventricular dysrhythmias, including three with ventricular tachycardia. Six of these eight patients had mitral valve prolapse, and five had prolonged QT or QTU intervals corrected for heart rate. However, only two patients had severe mitral regurgitation, five had only mild… CONTINUE READING
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