Ventricular tachycardia in a patient with primary hyperparathyroidism

Chien Jung Chang, Shih Ann Chen, Ching Tai Tai, Wen Chung Yu, Yi Jen Chen, Chin Feng Tsai, Ming Hsiung Hsieh, Yu An Ding, Mau Song Chang

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We present a case of primary hyperparathyroidism with hypercalcemia in a patient who had spontaneous attacks of ventricular tachycardia. Right ventricular burst pacing reproducibly induced ventricular tachycardia in the electrophysiological laboratory after intravenous administration of calcium- gluconate, and verapamil could terminate the tachycardia. After resection of the parathyroid adenoma, the calcium level was restored to normal, and ventricular tachycardia did not occur again during the follow-up period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-537
Number of pages4
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Issue number4 I
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Hypercalcemia
  • Primary hyperparathyroidism
  • Ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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