Supraventricular tachycardia terminated by external mechanical stimulation: a case of "pothole conversion".
Supraventricular tachycardia requires atrial or AV junctional tissue for its initiation and maintenance. Acute management of supraventricular tachycardias include vagal maneuvers, pharmacological treatment, and electrical cardioversion. We describe a case of a supraventricular tachycardias cardioverted by the jolt of the ambulance hitting a pothole. The proposed mechanism of cardioversion is an external mechanical one similar to the precordial thump.
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