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can someone explain me the concept of TORSADES?




  #2

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.


  #3

Examples:
quinidine
decreased potassium or magnesium
phenothiazines
tricylics antidepressants
liquid protein
intracranial events
3rd degree AV block
idiopathic


  #4

thx kmp and mlj


  #5

thx





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