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Ventricular tachycardia following tube thoracotomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20525725     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Arrhythmias provoked by tube thoracotomy are a rare complication. We report a ventricular tachycardia after chest tube insertion for a device-related pneumothorax. Sinus rhythm was restored only by removal of the chest tube and insertion of a pliable pleural drain. Identification of the chest tube as an arrhythmic trigger following tube thoracotomy is essential in definitive management of refractory arrhythmias.
Benjamin Hibbert; Toon Wei Lim; Rebecca Hibbert; Martin Green; Michael H Gollob; Darryl R Davis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1532-2092     ISO Abbreviation:  Europace     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-29     Completed Date:  2011-01-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883649     Medline TA:  Europace     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1504-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
1Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Chest Pain / etiology
Chest Tubes
Pacemaker, Artificial
Pleura / surgery
Pneumothorax / etiology
Postoperative Complications / surgery
Syncope / surgery
Tachycardia, Ventricular / diagnosis*,  etiology*
Thoracotomy / adverse effects*

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