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A Case of Focal Fibrosis Near the Fascicle as a Possible Cause of Incessant Ventricular Tachycardia.
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PMID:  21651588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 22-year-old woman presented with ventricular tachycardia and heart failure of acute onset, and rapid hemodynamic deterioration despite medical treatment. The heart failure required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation followed by cardiac transplantation. The histopathological mapping of the ventricular conduction system of the explanted heart revealed focal fibrosis of the myocardium in close proximity to the left posterior fascicle. There was no other evidence of myocardial infarction or myocarditis. Immunohistochemical staining did not demonstrate any cause of this lesion; however, atrophy of cardiac muscle fibers around the lesion was noted. The focal fibrosis was presumed to be the cause of the ventricular tachycardia. (PACE 2011; 1-5).
Dong-Won Lee; Il-Young Oh; Jeong-Wook Seo; Eue-Keun Choi; Seil Oh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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©2011, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Internal Medicine Pathology, Seoul National University Hospital and Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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