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Ventricular Tachycardia Torsade de Pointes | Reference Guide

EKG Features

Rate: Fast (200-250 bpm)
Rhythm: Irregular
P Wave: Absent
PR Interval: Not measurable
QRS: Wide (>0.10 sec), bizarre looking

Torsade de pointes ventricular tachycardia is a particular type of polymorphic VT. An ECG characterizes it by the QRS complexes twisting around the isoelectric line. See the pages on ventricular tachycardia, monomorphic VT and polymorphic VT for related information.
External Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000187.htm
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Ventricular Tachycardia Torsade de Pointes | Reference Guide Example

ekg rhythm strip for reference guide

Authors, Reviewers and Developers EKG rhythms classes: Thomas O'Brien.
EKG monitor simulation: Steve Collmann
12 Lead Lecture: Dr. Michael Mazzini, MD, Cardiologist.
Spanish EKG: Breena R. Taira, MD, MPH
Medical review: Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD, Cardiologist,
Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN.
EKG tracings medical review: Dr. Pedro Azevedo, MD, Cardiology
Last Update: 11/7/2022



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Authors, Reviewers and Developers EKG rhythms classes: Thomas O'Brien.
EKG monitor simulation: Steve Collmann
12 Lead Lecture: Dr. Michael Mazzini, MD, Cardiologist.
Spanish EKG: Breena R. Taira, MD, MPH
Medical review: Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD, Cardiologist,
Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN.
EKG tracings review: Dr. Pedro Azevedo, MD, Cardiology
Last Update: 11/10/2022
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