Spontaneous-onset atrial fibrillation in a toddler with review of mechanisms and etiologies.
Atrial fibrillation is a relatively rare form of arrhythmia in the pediatric population. When it is seen in an infant or child, it is often associated with a structural heart abnormality, particularly after surgical repair or palliation of congenital heart disease. Other episodes may be associated with metabolic derangements. This report discusses the unique case of a toddler with new-onset atrial fibrillation that was devoid of a readily identifiable etiology. It also reviews the literature and the implications of such a case for the primary care practitioner.
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Zachary, C. H., & Cyran, S. E. (2000). Spontaneous-onset atrial fibrillation in a toddler with review of mechanisms and etiologies. Clinical pediatrics, 39(8), 453–459. https://doi.org/10.1177/000992280003900803
Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics