Pseudo ventricular tachycardia: a case report.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207980
Title:
Pseudo ventricular tachycardia: a case report.
Authors:
Riaz, A; Gardezi, S K M; O'Reilly, M
Affiliation:
Waterford Regional Hospital, Waterford, Ireland. asimriaz111@hotmail.com
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2010 Jun;179(2):295-6. Epub 2009 Aug 7.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207980
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-009-0387-4
PubMed ID:
19662493
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Dramatic artifacts of pseudo flutter have been reported in the past secondary to various factors including tremor (Handwerker and Raptopoulos in N Engl J Med 356:503, 2007) and dialysis machines (Kostis et al. in J Electrocardiol 40(4):316-318, 2007). METHODS: We present this unusual case where the artifact, produced by tremor, was so pronounced to be misdiagnosed and treated as ventricular tachycardia. CONCLUSION: This case highlights the importance of correlating ECG findings with history and clinical examination and of using 12 lead ECGs for rhythm interpretation especially to confirm consistence of arrhythmias in all leads.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Aged, 80 and over; Diagnostic Errors; Electrocardiography; Essential Tremor/*diagnosis/pathology; Female; Humans; Tachycardia, Ventricular/*diagnosis/pathology
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRiaz, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGardezi, S K Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Reilly, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:53:10Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:53:10Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:53:10Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2010 Jun;179(2):295-6. Epub 2009 Aug 7.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19662493en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0387-4en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207980-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Dramatic artifacts of pseudo flutter have been reported in the past secondary to various factors including tremor (Handwerker and Raptopoulos in N Engl J Med 356:503, 2007) and dialysis machines (Kostis et al. in J Electrocardiol 40(4):316-318, 2007). METHODS: We present this unusual case where the artifact, produced by tremor, was so pronounced to be misdiagnosed and treated as ventricular tachycardia. CONCLUSION: This case highlights the importance of correlating ECG findings with history and clinical examination and of using 12 lead ECGs for rhythm interpretation especially to confirm consistence of arrhythmias in all leads.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen_GB
dc.subject.meshDiagnostic Errorsen_GB
dc.subject.meshElectrocardiographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshEssential Tremor/*diagnosis/pathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshTachycardia, Ventricular/*diagnosis/pathologyen_GB
dc.titlePseudo ventricular tachycardia: a case report.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentWaterford Regional Hospital, Waterford, Ireland. asimriaz111@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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