Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 167–169 | Cite as

Torsades de pointes, a quarter of a century later: A tribute to Dr. F. Dessertenne

  • Alexandre Fabiato
  • Philippe Coumel
Forum on Torsades de Pointes Part Two


Cardiovasc Drug Early Afterdepolarizations Propagate Action Potential Ectopic Focus Electrical Axis 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandre Fabiato
    • 1
  • Philippe Coumel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physiology and BiophysicsMedical College of VirginiaRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Service de CardiologieHôpital LariboisièreParisFrance

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