Non-sinus bradyarrhythmias in very low birth weight infants

Y. D. Gamble, William A Lutin, O. P. Mathew

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Abstract

Transient bradycardias occur frequently in preterm infants with apnea of prematurity. However, occurrence of non-sinus bradyarrhythmias in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants has received very little attention. This case series documents transient bradyarrhythmias in VLBW infants. Most frequently observed arrhythmia was a non-sinus atrial rhythm followed by junctional escape rhythm. Ventricular rhythm with wide QRS complexes occurred rarely. The majority of these episodes occurred in the absence of oxygen desaturation. Increase in vagal tone is presumed to mediate this response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

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Very Low Birth Weight Infant
Bradycardia
Apnea
Premature Infants
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Oxygen

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Non-sinus bradyarrhythmias in very low birth weight infants. / Gamble, Y. D.; Lutin, William A; Mathew, O. P.

In: Journal of Perinatology, Vol. 27, No. 1, 01.01.2007, p. 65-67.

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Gamble, Y. D. ; Lutin, William A ; Mathew, O. P. / Non-sinus bradyarrhythmias in very low birth weight infants. In: Journal of Perinatology. 2007 ; Vol. 27, No. 1. pp. 65-67.
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