Periodic paralysis and ventricular tachycardia: Possible role of calcium channel blockers

M. R. Ebeid, J. L. Baquero, H. Gelband

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Few patients have been reported with familial periodic paralysis and ventricular tachycardia. The natural history of these cases was unfavorable, with most dying because of a presumed cardiac dysrhythmia. We report for the first time the results of an electrophysiologic study of a similar case and the successful use of calcium channel blockers, shedding light on the possible mechanism and management of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-34
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 3 1996



  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Periodic paralysis
  • Ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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