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Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp 498–500 | Cite as

Ventricular Arrhythmia Associated with Respiratory Syncytial Viral Infection

  • M.  Huang
  • D.  Bigos
  • M.  Levine
Article

Abstract.

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common cause of lower respiratory infections in infants. Cardiac arrhythmias are an uncommon complication in infants with RSV bronchiolitis. Presumably, the arrhythmias may be secondary to RSV pericarditis, myocarditis, or some other infection of the heart. We report on a patient with RSV bronchiolitis who had clinical myocarditis complicated by ventricular tachycardia.

Key words: Respiratory syncytial virus — Myocarditis — Ventricular tachycardia 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • M.  Huang
    • 1
  • D.  Bigos
    • 1
  • M.  Levine
    • 1
  1. 1.Children's Regional Hospital/Cooper Hospital, Three Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ 08103, USAUS

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