Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 31–34 | Cite as

Periodic paralysis and ventricular tachycardia: Possible role of calcium channel blockers

  • M. R. Ebeid
  • J. L. Baquero
  • H. Gelband
Case Reports


Few patients have been reported with familial periodic paralysis and ventricular tachycardia. The natural history of these cases was unfavorable, with most dying because of a presumed cardiac dysrhythmia. We report for the first time the results of an electrophysiologic study of a similar case and the successful use of calcium channel blockers, shedding light on the possible mechanism and management of these patients.

Key words

Ventricular tachycardia Periodic paralysis Calcium channel blockers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. R. Ebeid
    • 1
  • J. L. Baquero
    • 2
  • H. Gelband
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cardiology, Department of PediatricsUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Division of Neurology, Department of PediatricsUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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