Dear Nurses

Saturday, March 01, 2008

RECOGNIZING TORSADES DE POINTES


TORSADES DE POINTES IS A FORM VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA. It is rare and
requires IMMEDIATE TREATMENT!
Causes include hypomagnesium, antiarrhythmic drugs that may prolong the Q-T interval and
myocardial infarction. Quinidine may cause Torsades de Pointes.
Symptoms include - Dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, hypotension and palpitations.

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