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Flecainide induced ventricular fibrillation in a neonate
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    Re: Flecainide induced ventricular fibrillation in a neonate

    Dear Editor

    I was disappointed to read the case report describing a catastrophic outcome in a neonate with an arrhythmia. While I agreed with each statement in the Discussion, the title suggested a direct causal relationship between the flecainide and ventricular fibrillation. In my opinion, this relationship was not proven, nor could it be.

    There are several important data not available in this case....

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    Lights and shadows of Flecainide use in the pediatric patient

    Dear Editor

    Like all medals, also flecainide has two faces. One is that of a fast and efficient antiarrhythmic drug, the other one being that of a drug with a very bad reputation.[1]

    In the October issue of Heart, Ackland et al. [2] briefly reported their experience concerning the occurrence of ventricular fibrillation in a neonate suffering from supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), likely due to the pro...

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