A case of torsade de pointes tachycardia complicating diphtheria Eiichi Mitamura 1 , Junichirou Mifune 1 , Kazuki Kanamori 1 , Nobuhide Hifumi 1 , Osami Shimizu 1 , Itaru Yamamura 1 , Yoshifumi Takahashi 1 , Masamitsu Oonaka 2 , Takashi Tanaka 2 , Shinichi Nunoda 3 1Department of Internal Medicine, Fukui Cardiovascular Center 2Department of Surgery, Fukui Cardiovascular Center 3The Second Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kanazawa University pp.223-228
Published Date 1985/2/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1404204605
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This is a report of a case of torsade de pointes tachycardia with syncope, who had diphtheria22 years ago. This 34 years old woman consulted our clinic for syncopal attacks, on 28th September, 1982. The electrocadiographic findings during one of the attacks showed the existence of torsade de pointes tachycardia. Electrocardiographic read-ings during intervals between attacks revealed sinus arrest, ventricular extrasystoles and QT prolongation. The torsade de pointes tachycardia of this case was considered attributable to brady-cardia due to sinus node dysfunction. Successful therapy was achieved with cardiac pacing.

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