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Pregnancy and short-coupled torsades de pointes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21039642     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This 24-year-old woman had incessant polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (PVT) during week 24 of her pregnancy and received over 200 implantable cardioverter-defibrillator discharges. She failed to respond to quinidine, magnesium, isoproterenol, amiodarone, esmolol, and cilostazol during her PVT storm, although her dramatic response to verapamil was consistent with the diagnosis of short-coupled variant of torsades de pointes. The case illustrated the utility of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation during refractory PVT, while attempting diagnostic and therapeutic pharmacologic maneuvers.
Katherine Burrows; Judy Fox; Lee A Biblo; James A Roth
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e77-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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©2010, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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