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Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1953536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 23-year-old man presented with recurrent exercise-induced ventricular tachycardia (VT), complicated by systemic embolisation. Catecholamine--sensitive VT was reproduced on exercise testing and programmed electrical stimulation, displaying features suggestive of enhanced automaticity as well as re-entry. Both 2D-echocardiography and gated heart pool scan showed localised dyskinetic bulging in the right ventricle. A diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia was made. This condition should be excluded in all young patients with otherwise unexplained ventricular arrhythmias.
Authors:
D Fatkin; J Hickie; C Thorburn; D Kuchar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian and New Zealand journal of medicine     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0004-8291     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Med     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-11-27     Completed Date:  1991-11-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1264322     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Med     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  451-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Cardiomyopathies / etiology*,  ultrasonography
Echocardiography
Electrocardiography
Embolism / etiology
Exercise
Heart Ventricles / pathology
Humans
Male
Tachycardia / complications*,  diagnosis

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