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Keywords:

  • heart failure;
  • If current;
  • ivabradine;
  • junctional ectopic tachycardia;
  • pediatrics

Potential New Indication for Ivabradine

Ivabradine is a new antiarrhythmic agent with direct inhibition of the pacemaker (If) current. It has been used extensively to decrease sinus rate in the treatment of cardiac failure, and also in a single case of atrial ectopic tachycardia in a child. Here we report the case of a 3-year-old girl with congenital junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET), resistant to conventional antiarrhythmic medications, who was successfully treated with ivabradine. We suggest that ivabradine can be an effective treatment for junctional automatic tachycardias and can be considered as a new line of therapy for this incessant form of tachycardia.