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Cardiovascular collapse after verapamil in supraventricular tachycardia.
  1. C R Kirk,
  2. J L Gibbs,
  3. R Thomas,
  4. R Radley-Smith,
  5. S A Qureshi
  1. Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital.


    Five babies who presented with supraventricular tachycardia were treated with verapamil intravenously. All developed severe hypotension and two died. Verapamil should not be used in the initial management of supraventricular tachycardia in neonates.

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