Flecainide-associated bradycardia-dependent torsade de pointes: Another potential mechanism of proarrhythmia

Han Sang Kim, huinam pak, Jong Seoung Park, Sung Soon Kim

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Abstract

Although flecainide has a risk of proarrhythmia in patients with structural heart disease, its mechanism has been mainly ascribed to use-dependency and a rapid ventricular response to organized atrial tachyarrhythmias or to ventricular tachycardia. We present a patient who experienced recurrent syncope due to bradycardia-dependent torsade de pointes (TdP) associated with flecainide-related bradycardia and QT prolongation. Bradycardia-dependent TdP with QT prolongation can be considered as one of mechanisms of flecainide-induced proarrhythmia.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 1

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Flecainide
Torsades de Pointes
Bradycardia
Syncope
Ventricular Tachycardia
Tachycardia
Heart Diseases

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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In: PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Vol. 36, No. 3, 01.03.2013.

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