How is synchronized electrical cardioversion administered to pediatric patients?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Sean C Beinart, MD, MSc, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jose M Dizon, MD  more...
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In pediatric patients with PSVT or ventricular tachycardia who are not hemodynamically stable, an initial synchronized shock of 0.5 J/kg is recommended. In subsequent attempts, the energy is increased.


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