Electrocardiogram with a twist

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Abstract

This report presents a 55-year-old man admitted for respiratory failure, who was found to have a brief run of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (PVT) with normal QT interval. The importance of differentiating PVT caused by torsades de pointes and PVT with normal QT interval is emphasized. This distinction is crucial because of the differing etiologies and management of these arrhythmias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-219
Number of pages2
JournalCritical Pathways in Cardiology
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

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Keywords

  • polymorphic ventricular tachycardia
  • QT interval
  • torsades de pointes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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