Pressure-related ventricular tachycardia

Int J Cardiol. 1990 Sep;28(3):382-3. doi: 10.1016/0167-5273(90)90326-z.


A case with syncope on exertion and paced heart block is presented. Non-sustained ventricular tachycardia was seen on Holter monitoring and reproduced repeatedly by either exercise or an injection of an alpha agonist, but not with provocative electrophysiology. Antihypertensive treatment using a beta-blocker with endogenous sympathomimetic activity prevented recurrences. It is suggested that this is a case of pressure-related tachycardia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
  • Exercise
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / complications*
  • Middle Aged
  • Tachycardia / etiology*