E. GREY DIMOND, M.D.; WILLIAM L. HAYES, M.D.
That paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia may occur in the absence of underlying organic heart disease has been established by numerous individual case reports1-14 and studies of large groups of cases of paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia.15-20 It is, however, a relatively uncommon disorder. In contrast to the
ominous prognosis of paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia associated with organic heart disease,15, 20 this arrythmia, occurring without underlying heart disease, is generally a benign disorder and the prognosis is good.12, 20 The patients are usually well except during paroxysms, when they may have symptoms of palpitation,2, 5, 9, 10 dizziness,5 syncope,5, 12 and sensations of pressure in
DIMOND EG, HAYES WL. BENIGN PAROXYSMAL VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA: REPORT OF A CASE(BENIGN PAROXYSMAL VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA: REPORT OF A CASE*). Ann Intern Med. 1960;53:1255–1260. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-6-1255
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(6):1255-1260.
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