Effect of verapamil in infants with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia.
Twenty-nine consecutive spontaneous attacks of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) in 14 infants (mean age 4.4 months) were treated with verapamil. No infant had associated heart disease. Verapamil 1-2 mg i.v was administered over 30 seconds. The dosage varied according to the weight of the infant. Within 60 seconds sinus rhythm was obtained in 28 instances (96.5%). No significant complications were observed. The high effectiveness, rapid action and lack of undesirable side effects observed in this series suggest that verapamil is the drug of choice in the treatment of PSVT in infants without underlying heart disease.
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