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Vol 69, No 7 (2011)
Electrocardiogram of the month
Published online: 2011-07-18
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Late proarrhythmia on sotalol therapy triggered by emotional stress

Hanna Wachowiak-Baszyńska, Ewa Straburzyńska-Migaj, Romuald Ochotny, Stefan Grajek
Kardiol Pol 2011;69(7):721-723.

open access

Vol 69, No 7 (2011)
Electrocardiogram of the month
Published online: 2011-07-18
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of significant QTc prolongation with torsade de pointes in a female patient with a DDD pacemaker, who had been treated with an established dose of sotalol for two years. The most probable trigger factor of this adverse event was a strong emotional stress. The discontinuation of treatment with sotalol resulted in clinical recovery and QTc normalisation.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 7: 721–723

Abstract

We present a case of significant QTc prolongation with torsade de pointes in a female patient with a DDD pacemaker, who had been treated with an established dose of sotalol for two years. The most probable trigger factor of this adverse event was a strong emotional stress. The discontinuation of treatment with sotalol resulted in clinical recovery and QTc normalisation.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 7: 721–723
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Keywords

late proarrhythmia; sotalol; emotional stress; QTc

About this article
Title

Late proarrhythmia on sotalol therapy triggered by emotional stress

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 69, No 7 (2011)

Pages

721-723

Published online

2011-07-18

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2011;69(7):721-723.

Keywords

late proarrhythmia
sotalol
emotional stress
QTc

Authors

Hanna Wachowiak-Baszyńska
Ewa Straburzyńska-Migaj
Romuald Ochotny
Stefan Grajek

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