Life-threatening torsade de pointes arrhythmia associated with head injury

M. Rotem, S. Constantini, Y. Shir, S. Cotev

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Abstract

Torsade de pointes (atypical ventricular tachycardia) occurred in a 75-year-old man 1 day after blunt head injury, in association with a focal intracerebral hematoma in the left thalamic area. The causal relationship between the traumatic stimulation of the left sympathetic pathway and the development of this life-threatening arrhythmia is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-92
Number of pages4
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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