Ikechukwu Ifedili, Miguel Maturana, Sharif Kayali, Yehoshua Levine, Rajesh Kabra, Sunil K. Jha

A case of short QT‐interval postventricular arrhythmia arrest from Torsade De Pointes, a new phenotype, or the result of tachycardia‐mediated imbalance

  • Physiology (medical)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

AbstractIntroductionWe report the case of an 18‐year‐old female with recurrent syncope that was discovered to have congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) and episodes of a transiently short QT interval after spontaneous termination of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia.Methods & ResultsA cardiac event monitor revealed a long QT interval and initiation of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia by a premature ventricular complex on the preceding T‐wave. After 1 minute of ventricular fibrillation, her arrhythmia spontaneously terminated with evidence of a short QT interval.ConclusionsA transient, potentially artificial, short QT interval following Torsades de Pointes can occur in patients with LQTS.

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