ROBERT W. TREVER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Prolonged refractory attacks of ventricular tachycardia are unusual. Survival for significant intervals after such attacks is rare. Most reported cases of ventricular tachycardia do not offer unequivocal proof of their ventricular origin through the demonstration of ventricular fusion beats or of ventricular captures, the latter with normal intraventricular conduction times. Experience with the treatment of ventricular tachycardia by external electric countershock is limited. The following case provides interesting information relative to all of these aspects of the problem of ventricular tachycardia.
The patient was a 59-year-old dairy farmer who developed pain in his throat and dyspnea on October
TREVER RW. Ventricular Tachycardia of Thirty-five Days' Duration: Report of a Case Reverted by Direct Current External Electric Countershock. Ann Intern Med. ;59:732–737. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-5-732
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;59(5_Part_1):732-737.
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