Spontaneous conversion of ventricular fibrillation in cardiogenic shock from acute myocardial infarction

Alberto Interian, Richard G. Trohman, Agustin Castellanos, Marilyn Cox, Liaqat Zaman, Robert J. Myerburg

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Abstract

Spontaneous termination of sustained periods of ventricular fibrillation (VF) are rare, particularly in persons in low cardiac output states. Many reports of paroxysmal VF likely represent examples of polymorphic, nonsustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) or torsades de pointes. We recently observed a patient receiving high-dose dopamine for hemodynamic support in whom VF developed in the absence of prior QT prolongation, which spontaneously reverted to sinus rhythm without pharmacologic or electrical intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1200-1201
Number of pages2
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume59
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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