Jump to content. Atrial flutter is uncommon in the young except when there is a history of heart surgery involving the atria. The operations associated with resulting atrial flutter include the Fontan procedure, Mustard or Senning procedure, repair of tetralogy of Fallot, repair of total anomalous venous connection, and repair of atrial septal defect.
An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of your heartbeat. It means that your heart beats too quickly, too slowly, or with an irregular pattern. When the heart beats faster than normal, it is called tachycardia.
Electrical cardioversion is a procedure in which a brief electric shock is given to the heart to reset the heart rhythm back to its normal, regular pattern normal sinus rhythm. The shock is given through patches applied to the outside of the chest wall. In some situations an external defibrillator, which has paddles, might be used.
Abnormal heartbeats, or arrhythmias, in adults can also affect children. In such cases, special considerations may help identify symptoms and treat the condition. Your doctor may ask your children questions if they have a hard time describing symptoms. The doctor can also ask you about medical and family history.
ICD stands for implantable cardioverter defibrillator. The kit that makes up the ICD is a small generator, about the size of a matchbox, and some thin wires. The generator checks how your heart is beating and corrects any abnormal heart rhythms automatically through the thin wires.
Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is uncommon in the pediatric population. This is a case report of an adolescent male presenting with episodes of palpitation and chest pain that were identified as atrial fibrillation. Careful history taking revealed that immediately before this and a previous episode the patient had drunk an ice-cold beverage.
Jump to content. When a person goes into this arrhythmia, the heart beats at least beats per minute and can be as high as beats per minute. People with SVT may go into this arrhythmia from time to time unrelated to exercise, stress or other common causes of a rapid heart rate.
Your doctor has suggested you have a procedure called synchronized cardioversion because of an abnormal heart rhythm. Synchronized cardioversion is a procedure where an electrical shock is used to reset the rhythm of your heart. The electrical shock is synchronized so it happens at the appropriate time during the heart beating cycle.
An year-old woman was referred to our adult congenital heart disease center for investigation of chest pain and atrial fibrillation AF. She had reported intermittent chest pain without precipitating factors since the age of 8 years. This had been evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist and was felt to be noncardiac in nature.