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Vol. 11 - Num. 44

Clinical Reviews

Clinical cases in Cardiology (n.º 4): 14 year old boy with sudden onset palpitations

Javier Pérez-Lescure Picarzoa, David Crespo Marcosb

aUnidad de Cardiología Infantil. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón. Alcorcón. Madrid. España.
bCardiología Infantil. Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón. Alcorcón. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: J Pérez-Lescure. E-mail: jplescure@fhalcorcon.es

Reference of this article: Pérez-Lescure Picarzo J, Crespo Marcos D. Clinical cases in Cardiology (n.º 4): 14 year old boy with sudden onset palpitations. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2009;11:619-24.

Published in Internet: 31-12-2009

Abstract

We continue the series of clinical cases in Paediatric Cardiology reviewing common reasons for consultation in the paediatric Primary Care offices, presented in a brief and practical way. In this paper we present the case of a 14 year old boy with sudden onset palpitations. The way physical exam and electrocardiographic findings guide the diagnosis in this patient is discussed.

Keywords

Palpitations Supraventricular tachycardia Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome

 

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