Torsades de Pointes

Torsades de pointes

Engelsk definition

A malignant form of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia that is characterized by HEART RATE between 200 and 250 beats per minute, and QRS complexes with changing amplitude and twisting of the points. The term also describes the syndrome of tachycardia with prolonged ventricular repolarization, long QT intervals exceeding 500 milliseconds or BRADYCARDIA. Torsades de pointes may be self-limited or may progress to VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION.

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Engelska synonymer

Pointes, Torsades de de Pointes, Torsades Torsade de Pointes Pointes, Torsade de de Pointes, Torsade