Ventricular Tachycardia during Cardiac Catheterization of Patient with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
Report of a Case Showing Effects of Atropine Sulfate
Cardiac catheterization of a patient with probable Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome was attempted to clarify the possibility of coexistent congenital heart disease. Introduction of the catheter into the heart induced a multifocal ventricular tachycardia which endangered the life of the patient. After quinidine and other drugs had failed to control the arrhythmia that persisted for nine hours, a prompt and gratifying conversion to supraventricular tachycardia, and subsequently to sinus rhythm, followed the intravenous administration of atropine sulfate.
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