CHARLES J. HARDEBECK, M.D.
To the editor: The article by Stewart and associates (1) is the latest in a series of articles (2, 3) detailing the frequent mismanagement of patients with sustained wide complex tachycardia. This mismanagement appears to be largely attributable to a lack of familiarity with the characteristics of, and correct approach to, sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia. Therefore, I propose that this entity be recognized and described in electrocardiographic texts and lectures as a specific form of ventricular tachycardia (as torsade de pointes and bidirectional tachycardia are currently recognized). In addition to elaborating the criteria for differentiation from aberrant supraventricular tachycardia presented
HARDEBECK CJ. Sustained Monomorphic Ventricular Tachycardia. Ann Intern Med. ;105:623. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-4-623_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(4):623.
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