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Arch Dis Child 90:1190-1191 doi:10.1136/adc.2005.077636
  • Acute paediatrics

Guidelines and adenosine dosing in supraventricular tachycardia

  1. J Dixon,
  2. K Foster,
  3. J Wyllie,
  4. C Wren
  1. Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr C Wren
    Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN, UK; Christopher.Wrennuth.nhs.uk
  • Accepted 3 July 2005

Abstract

This retrospective review of present practice of administration of adenosine by paediatricians shows that current guidelines recommend starting doses that are effective in only 9% of infants and children.

Footnotes

  • Competing interests: none declared

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