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Supraventricular tachycardia terminated by external mechanical stimulation: a case of "pothole conversion".
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PMID:  10087556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Supraventricular tachycardia requires atrial or AV junctional tissue for its initiation and maintenance. Acute management of supraventricular tachycardias include vagal maneuvers, pharmacological treatment, and electrical cardioversion. We describe a case of a supraventricular tachycardias cardioverted by the jolt of the ambulance hitting a pothole. The proposed mechanism of cardioversion is an external mechanical one similar to the precordial thump.
M P Wong; P W Armstrong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1999 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-17     Completed Date:  1999-05-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  376-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Noonan Syndrome / physiopathology
Physical Stimulation
Postoperative Period
Tachycardia, Supraventricular / physiopathology*,  prevention & control

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