MICHAEL LESCH, M.D.; EDMUND LEWIS, M.D.; J. O'NEAL HUMPHRIES, M.D.; RICHARD S. ROSS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
This report concerns a healthy-looking young mother of five who had no organic heart disease but was disabled by paroxysms of ventricular tachycardia. In this setting the arrhythmia is usually benign, but the rare occurrence of death in such a patient dictates that an effective therapeutic program be established and vigorously pursued. Management depends upon knowledge of the clinical spectrum of the disease, which has not been reviewed although many single cases have been reported. This report provides such a summary of available information and reports an additional case.
Patient A. M., a 25-year-old white woman, was admitted
LESCH M, LEWIS E, HUMPHRIES JO, ROSS RS. Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia in the Absence of Organic Heart Disease: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature. Ann Intern Med. ;66:950–960. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-950
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):950-960.
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