Misdiagnosing ventricular tachycardia in patients with underlying conduction disease and similar sinus and tachycardia morphologies

B. D. Halperin, Jack Kron, J. E. Cutler, P. J. Kudenchuk, J. H. McAnulty

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Abstract

Six patients presented with wide-complex tachycardias with QRS morphologies similar to those seen on their electrocardiograms that showed normal sinus rhythms. During normal sinus rhythm, each patient had an underlying intraventricular conduction abnormality or bundle branch block. Despite the similarity of the QRS complexes to those seen during sinus rhythm, the tachycardias subsequently proved to be ventricular in origin in each patient. It is important not to misdiagnose these disorders as supraventricular tachycardia as an erroneous diagnosis may result in inappropriate management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)677-682
Number of pages6
JournalWestern Journal of Medicine
Volume152
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1990

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Sinus Tachycardia
Ventricular Tachycardia
Diagnostic Errors
Supraventricular Tachycardia
Bundle-Branch Block
Tachycardia
Electrocardiography

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Halperin, B. D., Kron, J., Cutler, J. E., Kudenchuk, P. J., & McAnulty, J. H. (1990). Misdiagnosing ventricular tachycardia in patients with underlying conduction disease and similar sinus and tachycardia morphologies. Western Journal of Medicine, 152(6), 677-682.

Misdiagnosing ventricular tachycardia in patients with underlying conduction disease and similar sinus and tachycardia morphologies. / Halperin, B. D.; Kron, Jack; Cutler, J. E.; Kudenchuk, P. J.; McAnulty, J. H.

In: Western Journal of Medicine, Vol. 152, No. 6, 1990, p. 677-682.

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Halperin, B. D. ; Kron, Jack ; Cutler, J. E. ; Kudenchuk, P. J. ; McAnulty, J. H. / Misdiagnosing ventricular tachycardia in patients with underlying conduction disease and similar sinus and tachycardia morphologies. In: Western Journal of Medicine. 1990 ; Vol. 152, No. 6. pp. 677-682.
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