Handstands: a treatment for supraventricular tachycardia?

Archives of disease in childhood

PubMedID: 25316626

Hare M, Ramlakhan S. Handstands: a treatment for supraventricular tachycardia?. Arch Dis Child. 2014;.
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is the most common symptomatic tachyarrhythmia in childhood. Treatment involves vagal manoeuvres, pharmacological agents or electrical cardioversion. We report a child with recurrent SVT secondary to Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome who is consistently able to revert her SVT by doing a handstand. This case highlights a simple non-invasive technique for the treatment of SVT.