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Ventricular Tachycardia Torsade de Pointes | Reference Guide


EKG Strip

ecg rhythm strip for reference guide


EKG Features

Rate: Fast (200-250 bpm)
Rhythm: Irregular
P Wave: Absent
PR Interval: Not measurable
QRS: Wide (>0.10 sec), bizarre looking

Torsade de pointes ventricular tachycardia is a particular type of polymorphic VT. An ECG characterizes it by the QRS complexes twisting around the isoelectric line. See the pages on ventricular tachycardia, monomorphic VT and polymorphic VT for related information.
External Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000187.htm
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Authors and Reviewers

Authored by Thomas O'Brien
EKG tracings reviewed by Dr. Pedro Azevedo, MD, Cardiology
Medically reviewed by Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD, Cardiology
Last Update: 11/8/2021

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