torsades de pointes


tor·​sades de pointes tȯr-ˌsäd(z)-də-ˈpwant How to pronounce torsades de pointes (audio)
variants or torsade de pointes
: ventricular tachycardia that is characterized by fluctuation of the QRS complexes around the electrocardiographic baseline, is typically caused by a long QT interval, and may lead to life-threatening ventricular fibrillation

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“Torsades de pointes.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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