Long-standing bidirectional tachycardia in a patient with hypokalemic periodic paralysis

Keiichi Fukuda, Satoshi Ogawa, Hitoshi Yokozuka, Shunnosuke Handa, Yoshiro Nakamura

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Abstract

Bidirectional tachycardia is an uncommon arrhythmia that usually occurs in aged persons with severe myocardial disease or digitalis intoxication, and carries a poor prognosis. This is a report of a young woman with familial hypokalemic periodic paralysis, who has a 13-year history of asymptomatic bidirectional tachycardia in the absence of organic heart disease or digitalis intoxication. Association of periodic paralysis and bidirectional tachycardia in this case and four previously reported cases suggests a strong relationship between this arrhythmia and potassium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-75
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Electrocardiology
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Jan
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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