How is torsade de pointes distinguished from supraventricular tachycardia?

Updated: Jan 31, 2017
  • Author: Jatin Dave, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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Supraventricular tachycardia with aberrant conduction may be confused with torsade, especially when the degree of aberration is variable. One clue to the former is that atrial fibrillation may be intermixed with narrower and typical QRS complexes.


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