LARRY J. EMBREE, M.D.; SAMUEL A. LEVINE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The following case is being reported because of the huge and unprecedented amount of medications required to control successfully a desperate cardiac complication, i.e., paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia. It was fairly clear from the experience during one of the episodes in this case that the tachycardia of itself might prove fatal. This permitted us—and encouraged us—to use the massive amounts of medication that proved to be necessary to control a subsequent attack.
This 46 year old married machinist was admitted to the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital for the second time on June 27, 1957. He had apparently been in
EMBREE LJ, LEVINE SA. VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA: A CASE REQUIRING MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF PROCAINE AMIDE (PRONESTYL) FOR REVERSION1. Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:222–231. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-1-222
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(1):222-231.
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