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MOCA Time: Supraventricular Tachycardia

Pierangelo Renella, MD and Solomon Behar, MD
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Sol sits down with pediatric cardiologist-isimo Pierangelo Renella to discuss the diagnosis and management of SVT.

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Martin K., MD -

Does Dr. Renella have any recommendations on the volume of flush that should be given after a dose of adenosine, based on either weight of the patient or age of the patient?

Solomon B., MD -

Hi Martin! Anywhere between 3-5 cc of normal saline ought to suffice- the key is a rapid push in a vein as proximal as possible to the heart, in order to make sure the adenosine has not been metabolized by the time it reaches the heart!

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