Korean Circ J.  2004 Feb;34(2):220-223. 10.4070/kcj.2004.34.2.220.

A Case of Torsades de Pointes Induced by Complete Atrioventricular Block and Hypokalemia

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea.

Abstract

Torsades de pointes (TdP) is a rare complication of a complete atrioventricular block with QT prolongation. Additional risk factors, such as hypokalemia, may increase the risk of TdP during atrioventricular (AV) block. We experienced a case of TdP, caused by a complete heart block and hypokalemia, which was successfully treated by implanting a permanent pacemaker and correction of the electrolyte imbalance.

Keyword

Torsades de pointes; Heart block; Hypokalemia

MeSH Terms

Atrioventricular Block*
Heart Block
Hypokalemia*
Risk Factors
Torsades de Pointes*
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