Pseudo-Ventricular Tachycardia Mimicking Malignant Arrhythmia in a Patient with Rapid Atrial Fibrillation.
Am J Crit Care. 2014 May;23(3):270-272
Authors: Barake W, Baranchuk A, Pinter A
Artifacts can simulate arrhythmias such as atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, and ventricular tachycardia. A case of pseudo-ventricular tachycardia is outlined in a patient with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation, which made the diagnosis a special challenge. Characteristic signs of pseudo-ventricular tachycardia are described. This case reinforces the importance of recognizing artifacts to avoid unnecessary interventions, especially in the telemetry and critical care units. (American Journal of Critical Care. 2014;23:270-272).
PMID: 24786818 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]