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Biventricular implantable cardiac defibrillator in dextrocardia with situs viscerum inversus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15487277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of dextrocardia in situs viscerum inversus, prior myocardial infarction, dilated cardiomyopathy with severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction, ventricular tachyarrhythmias and recurrent episodes of heart failure is described. Coronary artery bypass grafting for multivessel coronary artery disease had been previously performed; coronary and graft anatomy evaluation excluded the possibility of any further revascularization procedure. Electrocardiography showed left bundle branch block and echocardiography revealed significant interventricular mechanical dyssynchrony. After a complete vascular and cardiac anatomy evaluation, the patient was submitted to biventricular cardiac defibrillator implantation via a right approach and using conventional fluoroscopic equipment.
Giuseppina Belotti; Antonio Pitì; Antonio Curnis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Italian heart journal : official journal of the Italian Federation of Cardiology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1129-471X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ital Heart J     Publication Date:  2004 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-18     Completed Date:  2004-12-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100909716     Medline TA:  Ital Heart J     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  559-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Department, Hospital of Treviglio, Treviglio (BG), Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Bundle-Branch Block / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy
Defibrillators, Implantable*
Dextrocardia / complications,  diagnosis
Follow-Up Studies
Risk Assessment
Situs Inversus / complications,  diagnosis
Tachycardia, Ventricular / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy*
Treatment Outcome

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