We have noted that inflation of the military antishock trousers (MAST) successfully converted five of six patients with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia to normal sinus rhythm. In all patients the usual "vagal" maneuvers were tried first and were unsuccessful. MAST inflation may be a safe and useful addition to the traditional vagal maneuvers used to treat paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia.
- MAST, for PSVT
- military antishock trousers, for PSVT
- tachycardia, and MAST
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Emergency Medicine