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Torsade de pointes ventricular tachycardia in a newborn infant.
  1. J P Finley,
  2. D J Radford,
  3. R M Freedom


    A case of paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia of torsade de pointes variety occurring in a newborn infant is described. A rare problem in the newborn, ventricular tachycardia has been associated with congenital heart disease, electrolyte abnormality, and cardiac tumour. In this case, the association was with myocarditis. The arrhythmia was refractory to treatment, and the infant died.

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