How is does the treatment of tachycardia vary between children with cardiopulmonary compromise and those without compromise?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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If the patient shows signs of cardiopulmonary compromise, synchronized cardioversion is delivered at 0.5-1 J/kg, with an increase to 2 J/kg if initially unsuccessful. If the patient shows no signs of cardiopulmonary compromise, adenosine may be empirically given for the possibility of supraventricular tachycardia with aberrancy.

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