Benign Arrhythmias in Infants and Children

소아에서 치료가 필요 없는 부정맥

  • Ko, Jae Kon (Division of Pediatric Cardiolgy, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine)
  • 고재곤 (울산대학교 의과대학 서울아산병원 소아심장과)
  • Received : 2004.12.17
  • Accepted : 2004.12.21
  • Published : 2005.01.15


Pediatricians often encounter some electrocardiographic abnormalities in infants and children. However, treatment or referral to pediatric cardiologist is not indicated for all arrhythmias. Many of them are benign in nature. Benign arrhythmias can be defined as the arrhythmias that no serious problem currently exists and no treatment is needed. The prognosis of benign arrhythmias is so good that the condition will never be associated with future health problem. However, some of them are benign now, but have potential for variable degrees of change to a nonbenign condition and some form of follow-up is required. For the appropriate management of electrocardiographic abnormalities, not infrequently seen in infants and children, correct diagnosis of abnormal electrocardiogram and understanding of characteristics of arrhythmias are required.


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