Electrophysiologic mechanisms of the long QT interval syndromes and torsade de pointes.

@article{Tan1995ElectrophysiologicMO,
  title={Electrophysiologic mechanisms of the long QT interval syndromes and torsade de pointes.},
  author={Hanno L. Tan and Charles Jia-yin Hou and Michael R. Lauer and Ruey J. Sung},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={122 9},
  pages={701-14}
}
PURPOSE To review the current understanding of the mechanisms and treatment of the long QT interval syndromes and torsade de pointes. DATA SOURCES Personal databases of the authors and a search of the MEDLINE database from 1966 to 1994. STUDY SELECTION Experimental and clinical studies and topical reviews on the electrophysiologic mechanisms and treatment of torsade de pointes were analyzed. RESULTS The long QT interval syndromes have been classified into acquired and hereditary forms… CONTINUE READING