Successful treatment of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia with MAST

Dan Tandberg, Robert Rusnak, David Sklar, Paul Roth, Shelby Simms, Ben Klausner

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1068-1070
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1984
Externally publishedYes


  • MAST, for PSVT
  • military antishock trousers, for PSVT
  • tachycardia, and MAST

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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