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Cardiogenic shock due to tachycardiomyopathy after heart transplantation: successful treatment with ivabradine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20628253     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy refers to an impairment in left-ventricular function due to chronic or prolonged tachycardia. We describe a heart transplant patient who developed cardiogenic shock due to tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. Low-output failure was further aggravated by administration of a short-acting beta-blocker during invasive hemodynamic monitoring. In contrast, heart rate control by administration of increasing doses of ivabradine supported recovery from cardiogenic shock and led to an improvement in the patient's clinical condition as well as left-ventricular function during follow-up.
Authors:
C Zwicker; M Becker; W Lepper; K C Koch; R Westenfeld
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  116     ISSN:  1421-9751     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany. czwicker@ukaachen.de
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