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Short-coupled variant of torsade de pointes.
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PMID:  18711611     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A 36-year-old man with a history of primary sclerosing cholangitis and epilepsy was admitted to our hospital for cholangitis. During admission he was resuscitated because of ventricular fibrillation. ECGs showed multiple ventricular premature beats (VPBs) with a short coupling interval (240 ms), resulting in frequent torsade de pointes (TdP). In total, the patient had to be defibrillated 12 times. Short-coupled TdP is a rare variant of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, with unknown aetiology. Verapamil seems to be the only drug able to suppress the arrhythmia. Verapamil, however, does not lower the risk of sudden death; therefore, an ICD implantation is advised. (Neth Heart J 2008;16:246-9.).
K Bogaard; M S van der Steen; H L Tan; R Tukkie
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1568-5888     ISO Abbreviation:  Neth Heart J     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-19     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101095458     Medline TA:  Neth Heart J     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  246-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, Kennemer Gasthuis, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
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