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Torsade de Pointes - Medscape Reference

12/07/2014
04:32 | Author: David Perry

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Torsade de Pointes - Medscape Reference

Torsade de pointes is an uncommon and distinctive form of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) characterized by a gradual change in the.

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Torsades de pointes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

12/07/2014
02:04 | Author: Emma Coleman

Torsades de pointes
Torsades de pointes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Torsades de pointes (TdP or simply "torsades describes a condition of the heart. It is a polymorphic ventricular tachycardia that exhibits distinct characteristics on.

Treatment is directed at withdrawal of the offending agent, infusion of magnesium sulfate, antiarrhythmic drugs, and electrical therapy such as a temporary pacemaker as needed.

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The ECG tracing in torsades demonstrates a polymorphic ventricular tachycardia with a characteristic illusion of a twisting of the QRS complex around the isoelectric baseline (Peaks which are at first pointing up are seen to be pointing down for subsequent "beats" when looking at ECG traces of the "heartbeat").

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Long QT Syndrome and Torsades de Pointes Ventricular Tachycardia

12/07/2014
12:44 | Author: Lauren Ross

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Long QT Syndrome and Torsades de Pointes Ventricular Tachycardia

Torsades de pointes is a specific form of polymorphic VT in patients with a long QT interval. It is characterized by rapid, irregular QRS complexes, which appear.

Patients with congenital long QT syndrome should clearly avoid drugs that prolong the QT interval, and patients with exercise-related symptoms (usually LQT1 or LQT2) should avoid strenuous exercise. Treatment options include β -blockers, pacing to maintain faster heart rates (which shortens the QT interval), and the ICD, alone or in combinations. Current guidelines recommend the ICD for patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest and those with syncope despite β -blocker treatment.

Diagnosis is by ECG showing an undulating QRS axis, with the polarity of complexes shifting around the baseline (see Fig.

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Torsade de Pointes - Definition and Treatment

12/07/2014
02:12 | Author: Emma Coleman

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Torsade de Pointes - Definition and Treatment

Torsades de Pointes is an uncommon variant of ventricular tachycardia that can be the result of lengthening the QT interval. Literally meaning the “twisting of.

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It is important to accuray diagnose Torsades de Pointes, because failure to separate it from other forms of ventricular tachycardia can perpetuate the rhythm disturbances (using type 1A anti-arrhymthic agents to end classic ventricular tachycardia.).

Studies for a patient with Torsades de Pointes include laboratory potassium, magnesium, and calcium levels as well as continuous EKG monitoring.

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Polymorphic VT Torsades de Pointes - Life in the Fastlane

12/07/2014
04:00 | Author: David Perry

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Polymorphic VT Torsades de Pointes - Life in the Fastlane

Torsades de pointes (TdP) is a specific form of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia occurring in the context of QT prolongation; it has a characteristic morphology.

March 7, 2013 at 1:50 pm.

Polymorphic ventricular tachycardia.

For a review of the causes of QT prolongation, click here. Example 1 Torsades de Pointes: Example 2.

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December 1, 2012 at 8:37 am Tnx, really helpfull.

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