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
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HARDEBECK CJ. Sustained Monomorphic Ventricular Tachycardia. Ann Intern Med. 1986;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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