Vol 60, No 4 (2004)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
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Fast and slow torsade de pointes - electrocardiographic characteristics

Piotr Kukla, Teresa Słowiak-Lewińska, Kazimierz Szczuka, Andrzej Plato, Alicja Bromblik, Barbara Hajduk, Maciej Kluczewski, Marta Przewor
Kardiol Pol 2004;60(4):345-347.
Vol 60, No 4 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Background: Clinical value of electrocardiographic features of torsade de pointes (TdP) has not yet been well established.
Aim: To compare the mode of onset and ECG characteristics of slow (s-TdP) and fast (f-TdP) episodes of TdP.
Methods: 54 episodes of TdP recorded in 6 patients (5 females, one male, mean age 64.4 years) with acquired long QT syndrome were analysed. Baseline rate of TdP (V-V), ventricular rate variability (VRV), coupling interval (CI) at the onset of TdP, prematurity index (PI) and the first cycle length (FCL) were compared between 31 s-TdP (

Abstract

Background: Clinical value of electrocardiographic features of torsade de pointes (TdP) has not yet been well established.
Aim: To compare the mode of onset and ECG characteristics of slow (s-TdP) and fast (f-TdP) episodes of TdP.
Methods: 54 episodes of TdP recorded in 6 patients (5 females, one male, mean age 64.4 years) with acquired long QT syndrome were analysed. Baseline rate of TdP (V-V), ventricular rate variability (VRV), coupling interval (CI) at the onset of TdP, prematurity index (PI) and the first cycle length (FCL) were compared between 31 s-TdP (
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Keywords

torsade de pointes - electrocardiographic features

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Title

Fast and slow torsade de pointes - electrocardiographic characteristics

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 60, No 4 (2004)

Pages

345-347

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;60(4):345-347.

Keywords

torsade de pointes - electrocardiographic features

Authors

Piotr Kukla
Teresa Słowiak-Lewińska
Kazimierz Szczuka
Andrzej Plato
Alicja Bromblik
Barbara Hajduk
Maciej Kluczewski
Marta Przewor

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