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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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
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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