Supraventricular tachycardia due to blunt abdominal trauma in a pediatric patient

Joint Authors

Ghanim, Haytham G.
al-Ghanim, Salah
al-Qassim, Ghadah
Salih, Ala

Source

Journal of the Bahrain Medical Society

Issue

Vol. 32, Issue 1 (31 Mar. 2020), pp.29-32, 4 p.

Publisher

Bahrain Medical Society

Publication Date

2020-03-31

Country of Publication

Bahrain

No. of Pages

4

Main Topic

Medicine

Abstract EN

Patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with traumatic injuries constitute one of the leading causes of morbidity and death, mainly due to hemorrhagic shock.Whether due to penetrating or blunt injury,management ofhemorrhagic shock, usually presenting initially as sinus tachycardia, remains the priority in the ED.

Although there maybe other causes for tachycardia following trauma, it is important to recognize and treat hemorrhagic shock immediately and efficiently.

In thiscase study,a unique pediatric case of blunt abdominal trauma and splenic injury with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) presented to the ED of the Bahrain Defense Force Hospital (BDF).

Hemorrhagic shock with tachycardia followeda handlebar injury to the abdomen, and continued persistent tachycardia was observed despitethe aggressive management of hemorrhagic shock.

An electrocardiogram (ECG) was done to confirm the diagnosis of SVT, following which the case was appropriately managed and reverted to normal sinus rhythm

American Psychological Association (APA)

Salih, Ala& al-Ghanim, Salah& Ghanim, Haytham G.& al-Qassim, Ghadah. 2020. Supraventricular tachycardia due to blunt abdominal trauma in a pediatric patient. Journal of the Bahrain Medical Society،Vol. 32, no. 1, pp.29-32.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-957990

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Ghanim, Salah…[et al.]. Supraventricular tachycardia due to blunt abdominal trauma in a pediatric patient. Journal of the Bahrain Medical Society Vol. 32, no. 1 (2020), pp.29-32.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-957990

American Medical Association (AMA)

Salih, Ala& al-Ghanim, Salah& Ghanim, Haytham G.& al-Qassim, Ghadah. Supraventricular tachycardia due to blunt abdominal trauma in a pediatric patient. Journal of the Bahrain Medical Society. 2020. Vol. 32, no. 1, pp.29-32.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-957990

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 32

Record ID

BIM-957990