Ventricular Arrhythmia Associated with Respiratory Syncytial Viral Infection
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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.
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