Torsades De Pointes is a French term that literally means the “twisting of the points” seen in a rare type of ventricular tachycardia, in which the ventricular tachycardia creates a unique illusion of twisting itself around the iso-electric line (ECG baseline).
Torsades De Pointes ECG
Heart Rate: 200-500 beats per minute.
PR Interval: N/A
QRS Complexes: Irregularly shaped, pointed, and jagged.
Torsades De Pointes Signs and Symptoms
This person is very close to Ventricular Fibrillation and will most likely present as any other person in cardiac arrest.