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Swallowing induced supraventricular tachycardia in a neonate
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  1. M N Ni Chroinin,
  2. P Oslizlok,
  3. A Saidi
  1. Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Ni Chroinin, 33 Fremont Drive, Melbourn, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland;
    mnichroinin{at}yahoo.com

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We would like to report on an infant with swallowing induced supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). This has rarely been described in adults,1 but, to our knowledge, has not been previously reported in neonates or children.

A male infant weighing 4500 g was born by vaginal delivery at term after a normal pregnancy. He was admitted to the neonatal unit for phototherapy and was diagnosed with SVT. There was no haemodynamic instability and he …

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