Vol 58, No 5 (2003)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Intracranial hemorrhagia complicated by recurrent polymorphic ventricular tachycardia - a case report

Piotr Kukla, Alicja Bromblik, Danuta Malecka-Tomasik, Teresa Słowiak-Lewińska
Kardiol Pol 2003;58(5):390-393.
Vol 58, No 5 (2003)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: We present a case of a 65-year-old female admitted to the hospital due to severe intracranial hemorrhagia complicated by recurrences of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia of torsade de pointes type. ECG showed a marked prolongation of QT interval and giant U waves. The potassium level was 2.9 mmol/l and magnesium level - 0.6 mmol/l. Intravenous lidocaine and magnesium caused a complete supression of arrhythmia. Unfortunately, the patient died three days later due to cerebral damage and respiratory failure.

Abstract

Abstract: We present a case of a 65-year-old female admitted to the hospital due to severe intracranial hemorrhagia complicated by recurrences of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia of torsade de pointes type. ECG showed a marked prolongation of QT interval and giant U waves. The potassium level was 2.9 mmol/l and magnesium level - 0.6 mmol/l. Intravenous lidocaine and magnesium caused a complete supression of arrhythmia. Unfortunately, the patient died three days later due to cerebral damage and respiratory failure.
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Keywords

intracranial hemorrhagia - qt interval prolongation - torsade de pointes

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Title

Intracranial hemorrhagia complicated by recurrent polymorphic ventricular tachycardia - a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 58, No 5 (2003)

Pages

390-393

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2003;58(5):390-393.

Keywords

intracranial hemorrhagia - qt interval prolongation - torsade de pointes

Authors

Piotr Kukla
Alicja Bromblik
Danuta Malecka-Tomasik
Teresa Słowiak-Lewińska

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