Title

Case report of neonatal supraventricular tachycardia resolved with single-syringe adenosine

Affiliations

Advocate Children's Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine

Advocate Children's Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine

Advocate Children's Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine

Advocate Children's Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a condition requiring emergency care in neonates.

CASE REPORT: We describe a successfully treated case of neonatal SVT in a four-week-old neonate using the novel adenosine administration method. This technique is potentially easier to facilitate and does not require equipment such as a stopcock. Adenosine 0.2 milligrams per kilogram was drawn up into a syringe containing 0.9% sodium chloride to a total volume of 3 milliliters. Once administered, the patient had near-immediate return to normal sinus rhythm without sequelae.

CONCLUSION: This case demonstrates that the single-syringe method appears potentially safe and effective in neonates.

Document Type

Article

PubMed ID

33217287

DOI

10.5811/cpcem.2020.9.48829

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