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Torsades de Pointes

"Torsades de Pointes" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Torsades de Pointes" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Torsades de Pointes" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 37 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2002 and 2011 and 2017
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