Ventricular tachycardia and prolonged QT interval presenting as seizure-like activity

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Seizures can be difficult to distinguish from other causes of transient cerebral hypoxia in the emergency department. We present a case of seizure activity in a woman in whom EKG led to a diagnosis of intermittent monomorphic and polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (torsades de pointes), highlighting the need for careful consideration of alternative causes of seizures, even in patients with known epilepsy.

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