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Journal of the Korean Society of Neonatology 2009;16(2):239-243.
Published online November 1, 2009.
Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia in a Newborn.
Hye Jung Cho, Dong Woo Son, So Yeon Shim, Deok Young Choi, Ji Sung Lee, Eun Jung Bae
1Department of Pediatrics, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea. sondw@gilhospital.com
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
3Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia in a Newborn
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Abstract
Multifocal atrial tachycardia (MAT) is a rare arrhythmia in the newborn. MAT can be difficult to diagnose; it is frequently confused with atrial fibrillation. MAT is difficult to treat but often resolves spontaneously within the first year of life. A newborn with a rapid and irregular pulse rate was diagnosed with multifocal atrial tachycardia by eletrocardiography (ECG) using a hand-made transesophageal electrode. Treatment with propranolol was attempted but ineffective. Treatment with digoxin and sotalol was attempted. The heart rhythm gradually reverted to a sinus rhythm with this treatment. We report our experience managing a neonate with MAT diagnosed by ECG using a hand-made transesophageal electrode.
Key Words: Multifocal atrial tachycardia, Neonate, Transesophageal electrocardiography


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