Bradycardia-induced abnormal QT prolongation in patients with complete atrioventricular block with torsades de pointes.

@article{Kurita1992BradycardiainducedAQ,
  title={Bradycardia-induced abnormal QT prolongation in patients with complete atrioventricular block with torsades de pointes.},
  author={Takashi Kurita and Tohru Ohe and Nobuyuki Marui and Naohiko Aihara and Hiroshi Takaki and Shiro Kamakura and Munehide Matsuhisa and Katsuro Shimomura},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={
          628-33
        }
}
Fourteen patients with complete atrioventricular block with or without torsades de pointes (TdP) were included in this study. They were divided into 2 groups, 6 patients with TdP (TdP[+] group) and 8 patients without TdP (TdP[-] group). The patients were evaluated at 2 different periods, before (acute period) and after (chronic period) pacemaker implantation. In the acute period, the QRS and heart rate during the escape rhythm were not significantly different between the 2 groups; however, the… CONTINUE READING
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