GEORGE KLEIN, M.D.; DWIGHT I. PERETZ, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C), F.A.C.P.
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Accelerated idioventricular rhythm is a type of idioventricular rhythm characterized electrocardiographically by runs of widened ventricular complexes occurring at a rate similar to the dominant sinus rhythm (1). The dysrhythmia is most frequently observed within the first 48 hours after myocardial infarction. Previous reports have stressed the transient nature of the arrhythmia; we describe here "chronic" accelerated idioventricular rhythm in a patient.
A 48-year-old female nurse was referred to this centre for cardiological assessment, due to an abnormal electrocardiogram. The electrocardiogram showed accelerated idioventricular rhythm that could be abolished by exercise or atropine and brought out again by carotid sinus
KLEIN G, PERETZ DI. Chronic Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm. Ann Intern Med. ;83:372–373. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-3-372
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(3):372-373.
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