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Epiglottitis and torsade de pointes tachycardia.
  1. C M Pripp,
  2. P Blomström
  1. Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Lund, Sweden.


    Severe throat infection is not usually associated with a higher risk of paroxysmal attacks of torsade de pointes tachycardia. A patient is reported in whom epiglottitis was associated with the sudden development of cardiac syncope caused by an acquired adrenergic-dependent long QT syndrome and the development of ventricular arrhythmias.

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