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Nov 2, 2015

Torsades de pointes is very bad.  It easily degenerates into Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) and that’s sudden cardiac death.  How many cases of torsades have you seen in your career? Are your ready for it when you see it? Let’s see, there’s magnesium...uh, and then I seem to recall that drug isoproterenol...