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Suppression of Torsades de Pointes by Biventricular Pacing in a Patient with Long QT Syndrome


  • The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest.

Address for reprints: Fumito Miyoshi, M.D., Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Showa University School of Medicine, 1-5-8 Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-8666, Japan. Fax: 81-3-3784-8622; e-mail:


This report describes a case of a patient with long QT syndrome (LQTS) with recurrent episodes of torsades de pointes (TdP). Use of biventricular pacing (BiVP) resulted in a shorter QT interval and a shorter T-peak-end interval and prevented further episodes of TdP. These findings suggest that BiVP may be helpful in patients with LQTS and refractory TdP.

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