Junctional ectopic tachycardia in association with blunt abdominal trauma

Robert Cloutier, Mehrdad F. Mehr, Richard J. Lin, Ronn E. Tanel

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Junctional ectopic tachycardia is recognized predominantly as a postoperative arrhythmia after surgery for congenital heart disease. Diagnosis and treatment distinguish it from more commonly observed mechanisms of supraventricular tachycardia. We present a case of junctional ectopic tachycardia that occurred in the setting of abdominal trauma caused by child abuse and then explore the significance of this arrhythmia in a patient with trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-312
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes


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  • Emergency Medicine

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