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QT prolongation and torsades de pointes in a patient with heart block and a pacemaker

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 January 2015

Brett S. Bernstein
Affiliation:
Pediatric Electrophysiology, Department of Pediatrics, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian, New York, New York, United States of America
Eric S. Silver
Affiliation:
Pediatric Electrophysiology, Department of Pediatrics, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian, New York, New York, United States of America
Leonardo Liberman*
Affiliation:
Pediatric Electrophysiology, Department of Pediatrics, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian, New York, New York, United States of America
*
Correspondence to: L. Liberman, MD, Pediatric Cardiology, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, 3959 Broadway, 2 North, New York, NY 10032, United States of America. Tel: 212 342 0525; Fax: 212 342 5721; E-mail: ll202@columbia.edu

Abstract

Prolongation of the QT interval and development of torsades de pointes are known in patients with complete heart block and profound bradycardia. We report the case of a patient with complete heart block and torsades, with long QT seen during a period of junctional tachycardia at a rate faster than the minimum pacemaker rate.

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