Benign nature of atrial dissociation in pediatric patients

Agustin Ramos, Henry Gelband, Celia J. Flinn, Pedro L. Ferrer, Grace S. Wolff, Dolores F. Tamer

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Abstract

Atrial dissociation is defined electrocardiographically by the presence of an ectopic atrial rhythm depolarizing independently of the basic sinus rhythm, and is characterized by entrance and exit block. Atrial dissociation is most often observed as an ominous sign in adults with severe myocardial dysfunction. We have observed atrial dissociation in 3 pediatric patients, aged 5 to 22 years, who were essentially asymptomatic from this arrhythmia. All 3 patients are well, without therapy for atrial dissociation, during a follow-up period of 1 to 5 years. The benign nature of atrial dissociation in the pediatric patient as compared with the adult is stressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Cardiac Arrhythmias
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Atrial arrhythmia
  • Atrial parasystole
  • Interatrial block

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Ramos, A., Gelband, H., Flinn, C. J., Ferrer, P. L., Wolff, G. S., & Tamer, D. F. (1983). Benign nature of atrial dissociation in pediatric patients. Pediatric Cardiology, 4(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02280998

Benign nature of atrial dissociation in pediatric patients. / Ramos, Agustin; Gelband, Henry; Flinn, Celia J.; Ferrer, Pedro L.; Wolff, Grace S.; Tamer, Dolores F.

In: Pediatric Cardiology, Vol. 4, No. 1, 01.01.1983, p. 1-3.

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Ramos, A, Gelband, H, Flinn, CJ, Ferrer, PL, Wolff, GS & Tamer, DF 1983, 'Benign nature of atrial dissociation in pediatric patients', Pediatric Cardiology, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02280998
Ramos A, Gelband H, Flinn CJ, Ferrer PL, Wolff GS, Tamer DF. Benign nature of atrial dissociation in pediatric patients. Pediatric Cardiology. 1983 Jan 1;4(1):1-3. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02280998
Ramos, Agustin ; Gelband, Henry ; Flinn, Celia J. ; Ferrer, Pedro L. ; Wolff, Grace S. ; Tamer, Dolores F. / Benign nature of atrial dissociation in pediatric patients. In: Pediatric Cardiology. 1983 ; Vol. 4, No. 1. pp. 1-3.
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