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Torsades de Pointes (Torsade de Pointes) Summary

Description: A malignant form of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia that is characterized by HEART RATE between 200 and 250 beats per minute, and QRS complexes with changing amplitude and twisting of the points. The term also describes the syndrome of tachycardia with prolonged ventricular repolarization, long QT intervals exceeding 500 milliseconds or BRADYCARDIA. Torsades de pointes may be self-limited or may progress to VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION.

Also Known As: Torsade de Pointes; Pointes, Torsade de; Pointes, Torsades de; de Pointes, Torsade; de Pointes, Torsades

Networked: 1655 relevant articles (42 outcomes, 90 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Torsades de Pointes

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Magnesium Sulfate (Sulfate, Magnesium) : 7 outcomes in 31 results : FDA 7 Generic
  2. Magnesium : 6 outcomes 4 studies in 76 results : IBA
  3. Sotalol (Sotalol Hydrochloride) : 5 outcomes 6 studies in 131 results : FDA 18 Generic
  4. Bepridil (Vascor) : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 21 results : FDA 2
  5. Verapamil (Calan) : 4 outcomes in 17 results : FDA 64 Generic
  6. Amiodarone (Amiodarona) : 3 outcomes 7 studies in 102 results : FDA 4 Generic
  7. Quinidine (Chinidin) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 71 results : FDA 49 Generic
  8. arsenic trioxide (Trisenox) : 3 outcomes in 9 results : FDA 2
  9. ibutilide (Corvert) : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 28 results : FDA 4 Generic
  10. Haloperidol (Haldol) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 28 results : FDA 107 Generic
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Diseases Related to Torsades de Pointes

  1. Ventricular Tachycardia
  2. Tachycardia (Tachyarrhythmias)
  3. Cardiac Arrhythmias (Arrythmia)
  4. Heart Failure
  5. Long QT Syndrome
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Key Therapies for Torsades de Pointes

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  1. Electric Countershock (Cardioversion) : 2 outcomes in 27 results
  2. Anesthesia : 1 study in 16 results
  3. Defibrillators (Defibrillator) : 1 study in 8 results
  4. Intravenous Injections : 1 study in 6 results
  5. Palliative Care (Palliative Medicine) : 1 study in 2 results
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