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Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 185–186 | Cite as

Atrial Flutter Complicating Neonatal Coxsackie B2 Myocarditis

  • S.S.  Shah
  • W.E.  Hellenbrand
  • P.G.  Gallagher
Article

Abstract.

A neonate presented with atrial flutter complicating acute Coxsackie B2 myocarditis. The tachyarrhythmia was successfully terminated with electrocardioversion followed by digoxin administration. The infant survived with no long-term cardiac sequelae. Atrial flutter is an unusual complication of Coxsackie myocarditis that has not previously been reported.

Key words: Atrial flutter — Supraventricular tachycardia — Coxsackie B — Myocarditis — Neonate 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • S.S.  Shah
    • 1
  • W.E.  Hellenbrand
    • 1
  • P.G.  Gallagher
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, PO Box 208064, New Haven, CT 06510, USAUS

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