Torsade de pointes. A rare cause of syncope in severe aortic stenosis

Herz. 2013 Jun;38(4):423-6. doi: 10.1007/s00059-012-3711-0. Epub 2013 Jan 26.


The evaluation of syncope in severe aortic stenosis usually requires intense work-up. Mechanical obstruction should not always be implicated as the underlying cause of syncope. Syncope at rest may be rarely associated with ventricular arrhythmias. We present a patient with severe aortic stenosis who experienced syncopal events due to torsade de pointes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / complications*
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Echocardiography / methods
  • Electrocardiography / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Syncope / diagnosis*
  • Syncope / etiology*
  • Torsades de Pointes / complications*
  • Torsades de Pointes / diagnosis*