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Underdrive pacing to terminate ventricular tachycardia
  1. Richard Bond1,
  2. Paul W X Foley1,2,
  3. Yaver Bashir2
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, Wiltshire Cardiac Centre, Great Western Hospital, Swindon, UK
  2. 2Oxford Heart Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paul Foley, Consultant Cardiologist, Wiltshire Cardiac Centre, Great Western Hospital Swindon, SN3 6BB, UK; paul.foley{at}

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An 81-year-old man was admitted in haemodynamically stable monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT). He had previously suffered a myocardial infarct and later developed remote monomorphic VT (rate 180 bpm, cycle length 333 ms) requiring an implantable defibrillator (St Jude Current DR) and treatment with amiodarone.

The admission arrhythmia was of similar …

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