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Torsades de Pointes MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Torsades de Pointes
Tree Number(s)
C14.280.067.845.940.700
C14.280.123.875.940.700
C23.550.073.845.940.700
Unique ID
D016171
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016171
Annotation
in translation, "torsade" or "torsades" is acceptable: use word of author
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Torsade de Pointes
Previous Indexing
Arrhythmia (1974-1982)
Tachycardia (1974-1990)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see TACHYCARDIA 1983-90
Online Note
use TACHYCARDIA to search TORSADES DE POINTES 1983-90
History Note
91; was see TACHYCARDIA 1983-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1990/04/24
Revision Date
2017/06/20
Torsades de Pointes Preferred
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