Mouse Heart Rate in a Human: Diagnostic Mystery of an Extreme Tachyarrhythmia

Lovely Chhabra, Narender Goel, Laxman Prajapat, David H. Spodick, Sanjeev Goyal
2012 Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal  
We report telemetry recording of an extreme non-fatal tachyarrhythmia noted in a hospitalized quadriplegic male with history of atrial fibrillation where the average ventricular conduction rate was found to be about 600 beats per minute and was associated with transient syncope. A medical literature review suggests that the fastest human ventricular conduction rate reported to date in a tachyarrhythmia is 480 beats per minute. We therefore report the fastest human heart rate noted in a
more » ... ythmia and the most probable mechanism of this arrhythmia being a rapid atrial fibrillation with 1:1 conduction in the setting of probable co-existing multiple bypass tracts.
doi:10.1016/s0972-6292(16)30463-6 fatcat:plqnfz7vkffa7mcislgozubxai