TITLE

DIGITALIS--INDUCED CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS

AUTHOR(S)
Chia, B. L.
PUB. DATE
September 1981
SOURCE
Angiology;Sep1981, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p630
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Six cases of digitalis intoxication presenting with cardiac arrhythmias are described. Multiple cardiac arrhythmias consisting of multifocal, or unifocal, multiform ventricular ectopic beats, bidirectional tachycardia, complete heart block, accelerated junctional rhythm with exit block, nonparoxysmal junctional tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, atrial tachycardia with block, and multifocal tachycardia were observed. The presence of such multiple arrhythmias occurring simultaneously should always suggest the high possibility of digitalis intoxication.
ACCESSION #
16395552

 

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