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Verapamil: a cause of sudden death in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  1. B Perrot,
  2. N Danchin,
  3. A Terrier de la Chaise

    Abstract

    Sudden death was recorded by continuous ambulatory electrocardiographic (Holter) monitoring in a 62 year old man with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation, who had been treated for four days with verapamil 360 mg orally. Analysis of the tape showed a third degree atrioventricular block followed by complete asystole. The sudden death could be related to treatment with verapamil.

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