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  • prolonged QT inter
  • The association between torsade and a prolonged QT interval has long been known, but the mechanisms involved at the cellular and ionic levels have been made clearer in approximately the last decade. (medscape.com)
  • drugs
  • Torsades is life-threatening, and can be made worse by many drugs, including some of the drugs used to treat VT. (ecgguru.com)
  • Inherited Torsades is due to an inability for ' ion channels ' to correctly carry the electrical action/impulse of the heart and acquired version refers to drugs triggering Torsades due to ' blocking ' these ion currents. (atwebpages.com)