Issue: 2017 > June > case report

Torsade de pointes in a patient with severe hypercalcaemia and multiple myeloma

D. Fuchs, D. Voskova, K.J. Krenosz, T. Lambert, M.A. Fridrik
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We report a case of a 48-year-old female patient with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. She developed recurrent torsade de pointes and required cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation. Atrial arrhythmias in patients with multiple myeloma and hypercalcaemia have been described, but, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of torsade de pointes in this setting.