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Efficacy of Ventricular Pacing in the Treatment of an Arrhythmic Storm Associated with a Congenital Long QT Mutation.
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PMID:  23075154     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Long QT syndrome in the infant with 2:1 atrioventricular block is a malignant form of disease associated with frequent torsade de pointes in some cases. Those patients that do not respond to antiarrhythmic therapy are particularly challenging to manage. Ventricular pacing in this patient population has been shown to reduce arrhythmic events. We report a case of a newborn with frequent torsade de pointes requiring defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation with immediate shortening of the QTc interval with ventricular pacing and subsequent resolution of torsade de pointes.
Peter F Aziz; Maully J Shah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Congenital heart disease     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1747-0803     ISO Abbreviation:  Congenit Heart Dis     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256510     Medline TA:  Congenit Heart Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
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