Torsade de pointes due to quinidine: observations in 31 patients.

  title={Torsade de pointes due to quinidine: observations in 31 patients.},
  author={Jerry L Bauman and Rosi Bauernfeind and J{\"o}rg van den Hoff and Boris Strasberg and Steven Swiryn and K. M. Rosen},
  journal={American heart journal},
  volume={107 3},
We performed a mail solicitation and obtained the records of 31 patients with documented torsade de pointes (TDP) due to quinidine. All 31 patients had heart disease: ischemic = 11 patients (36%), rheumatic = five patients (16%), hypertensive = four patients (13%), cardiomyopathic = four patients (13%), other = seven patients (22%). Quinidine was administered to these patients for the following reasons: atrial fibrillation or flutter = 22 patients (71%), ventricular premature beats = six… CONTINUE READING