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Recurrent torsade de pointes type ventricular tachycardia in intracranial hemorrhage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6491039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two out of 72 cases of intracranial hemorrhage-induced polymorphous ventricular tachycardia with typical Torsade de Pointes morphology are presented. Both patients had marked QTc prolongation more than 550 ms. In one patient (QTc: 669 ms) Torsade de Pointes degenerated into fatal ventricular fibrillation. Even though polymorphous Torsade de Pointes type ventricular tachycardia is rare during the clinical course of intracranial hemorrhage, attention should be given to the QT interval. QTc prolongation more than 550 ms may carry a high risk of Torsade de Pointes type ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.
S Sen; T Stober; L Burger; T Anstätt; G Rettig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Intensive care medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0342-4642     ISO Abbreviation:  Intensive Care Med     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-12-14     Completed Date:  1984-12-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704851     Medline TA:  Intensive Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  263-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Hemorrhage / complications*
Middle Aged
Tachycardia / etiology*

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