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PACES/HRS Expert Consensus Statement on the Evaluation and Management of Ventricular Arrhythmias in the Child With a Structurally Normal Heart

      The purpose of this consensus statement is to provide up-to-date recommendations on the evaluation and treatment of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in children with structurally normal hearts (idiopathic VT [IVT]). IVT is usually benign and often resolves spontaneously without treatment; however, it is essential to distinguish this problem from potentially life-threatening conditions that can occur with absent or minimal structural heart disease (long QT syndrome [LQTS], arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy [ARVC], myocarditis, and cardiac tumors). As concluded in a recent review, because of the rare nature of this condition, the often small case series that describes it, and confusion with potentially lethal mimicking disease processes, “Currently no standard diagnostic approach exists, and management is heterogeneous.”
      • Harris K.C.
      • Potts J.E.
      • Fournier A.
      • Gross G.J.
      • Kantoch M.J.
      • Cote J.M.
      • Sanatani S.
      Right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia in children.

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