Treatment of torsade de pointes with magnesium sulfate.

  title={Treatment of torsade de pointes with magnesium sulfate.},
  author={Dan Tzivoni and Shmuel Banai and Claudio D. Schuger and Jesaia Benhorin and Arie Keren and Stanley Gottlieb and Sagit Stern},
  volume={77 2},
Twelve consecutive patients who developed torsade de pointes (polymorphous ventricular tachycardia with marked QT prolongation, TdP) over a 4 year period were treated with intravenous injections of magnesium sulfate. In nine of the patients a single bolus of 2 g completely abolished the TdP within 1 to 5 min, and in three others complete abolition of the TdP was achieved after a second bolus was given 5 to 15 min later. Nine of the patients also received continuous infusion of MgSO4 (3 to 20 mg… CONTINUE READING


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