Adenosine-induced torsades de pointes

Chest. 1993 Apr;103(4):1299-301. doi: 10.1378/chest.103.4.1299.


Physicians are finding increased applications for adenosine as a diagnostic and therapeutic modality for a variety of cardiac dysrhythmias. Its short half life and lack of reported major complications make it an ideal pharmacologic agent to utilize for diagnosis and treatment. Herein we report a case of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia induced by adenosine.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenosine / adverse effects*
  • Electrocardiography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Torsades de Pointes / chemically induced*
  • Torsades de Pointes / diagnosis


  • Adenosine