ACLS REVISION: Ever wondered about Torsades de Pointes?

Learning Points:

  • Torsades de Pointes (TdP) is a form of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia associated with a prolonged QT.
  • Although we were unable to ascertain a previous history of long QT syndrome or establish a reason for the current prolonged QT, its presence increased the likelihood of a lethal dysrhythmia.
  • Magnesium sulfate has been use for suppression of TdP, although unsynchronized

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