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can someone explain me the concept of TORSADES?
It is called twisting of the points", referring to the characteristic appearance of the electrocardiogram during the rhythm abnormality. Torsades de Pointes usually occurs in the setting of a prolonged QT interval on the electrocardiogram.
It also occurs as a complication of drugs that prolong the QT interval by blockade of potassium channels.
decreased potassium or magnesium
3rd degree AV block
thx kmp and mlj
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