Modified Valsalva manoeuvre to treat recurrent supraventricular tachycardia: description of the technique and its successful use in a patient with a previous near fatal complication of DC cardioversion

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/593832
Title:
Modified Valsalva manoeuvre to treat recurrent supraventricular tachycardia: description of the technique and its successful use in a patient with a previous near fatal complication of DC cardioversion
Authors:
Appelboam, Andrew; Gagg, J.; Reuben, Adam
Abstract:
Patients with attacks of re-entrant supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) frequently present to the emergency department (ED). The Valsalva manoeuvre (VM) is the most effective and safe vagal manoeuvre and advocated as the first-line treatment in stable patients but has a relatively low cardioversion success rate. Improving its efficacy would reduce patients' exposure to the side effects and complications of second-line treatments and has other potential benefits. We describe a modification to the VM, which is currently being studied, and present the case of a 23-year-old patient who was successfully treated with this modified VM after a previous near-fatal complication of direct current (DC) cardioversion.
Citation:
BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Jul 8;2014.
Publisher:
BMJ
Journal:
BMJ case reports
Issue Date:
1-Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/593832
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2013-202699
PubMed ID:
25006052
Additional Links:
http://casereports.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=25006052
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Type:
Case Report
Language:
eng
ISSN:
1757-790X
Appears in Collections:
Emergency Department; 2014 RD&E publications

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dc.contributor.authorAppelboam, Andrewen
dc.contributor.authorGagg, J.en
dc.contributor.authorReuben, Adamen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-19T12:35:31Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-19T12:35:31Zen
dc.date.issued2014-07-01en
dc.identifier.citationBMJ Case Rep. 2014 Jul 8;2014.en
dc.identifier.issn1757-790Xen
dc.identifier.pmid25006052en
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bcr-2013-202699en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/593832en
dc.description.abstractPatients with attacks of re-entrant supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) frequently present to the emergency department (ED). The Valsalva manoeuvre (VM) is the most effective and safe vagal manoeuvre and advocated as the first-line treatment in stable patients but has a relatively low cardioversion success rate. Improving its efficacy would reduce patients' exposure to the side effects and complications of second-line treatments and has other potential benefits. We describe a modification to the VM, which is currently being studied, and present the case of a 23-year-old patient who was successfully treated with this modified VM after a previous near-fatal complication of direct current (DC) cardioversion.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherBMJen
dc.relation.urlhttp://casereports.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=25006052en
dc.rightsThis is a pre-print version of the article. The final article is now published, DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2013-202699. Copyright of the author.-
dc.titleModified Valsalva manoeuvre to treat recurrent supraventricular tachycardia: description of the technique and its successful use in a patient with a previous near fatal complication of DC cardioversionen
dc.typeCase Reporten
dc.identifier.journalBMJ case reportsen
dc.description.noteRD&E staff can access the full-text of this article by clicking on the 'Additional Link' above and logging in with NHS OpenAthens if prompted.en

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