Non-Invasive, Acute Treatment of Supraventricular Tachycardia for Pediatric Patients
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supraventricular tachycardia, pediatrics, arrhythmia, treatment
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a heart condition in which an individual experiences unexpected episodes of an irregular resting heart rate, up to 200 bpm. SVT affects people of all ages, but is the most common heart arrhythmia diagnosed in the pediatric population. Currently, there are no non-invasive devices designed for the acute treatment of SVT, resulting in an increased amount of hospital staff to implement invasive treatments. These invasive methods have adverse effects that include temporarily stopping the patient's heart in hopes it will return to a normal rhythm. Therefore, we developed a pediatrics-oriented, non-invasive device to slow down the patients' heart rate and prevent a traumatic experience for the patient, decrease the hospital staff required, and decrease patient risk.
Goyette, Abigail; Slavit, Alicia; Murphy, Melissa; and Zukowski, Sarah, "Non-Invasive, Acute Treatment of Supraventricular Tachycardia for Pediatric Patients" (2023). Honors Theses. 2765.
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