Torsade de pointes due to prenylamine controlled by lignocaine

I. Tamari*, B. Rabinowitz, H. N. Neufeld

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Four patients are described with prenylamine toxicity. These patients developed life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias due to QT prolongation. The ventricular arrhythmias including polymorphous ventricular tachycardia ('torsade de pointes') responded immediately to lignocaine administration. We stress the need of a careful follow-up in older patients who receive prenylamine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-392
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1982


  • Lignocaine
  • Prenylamine
  • Torsade de pointes
  • Ventricular tachycardia


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