Torsade de pointes in a child with acute rheumatic fever

Leonardo Liberman, Allan J. Hordof, Majid Alfayyadh, Carolyn M. Salafia, Robert H. Pass

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Abstract

Ventricular arrhythmias are uncommon in acute rheumatic carditis. We report the case of a child who presented with rheumatic carditis, prolonged corrected QT interval, and torsade de pointes. The episodes of torsade were controlled with β-blockade and cardiac pacing. The child subsequently died as a result of brain injury; the autopsy revealed classic findings of acute rheumatic carditis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-282
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume138
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2001

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Liberman, L., Hordof, A. J., Alfayyadh, M., Salafia, C. M., & Pass, R. H. (2001). Torsade de pointes in a child with acute rheumatic fever. Journal of Pediatrics, 138(2), 280-282. https://doi.org/10.1067/mpd.2001.110302