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Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in adult: a case report
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PMID:  20517833     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a primary electrical myocardial disease characterized by exercise- and stress-related ventricular lachycardia manifested as syncope and sudden death usually in child and teenager and was rarely described in adults. The management includes betablockade, with the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators if medical treatment is insufficient. AIM: Report a new case of CPVT. OBSERVATION: We report a case of a 43 years old patient in whom CPVT diagnosis was made during his exploration for palpitations occurring with the effort. Registration Holter ECG revealed several episodes of supraventricular tachycardia and episodes of nocturnal sino-atrial block. The patient had an ICD and betablockade treatment. CONCLUSION: The TVPC in adult can manifest with attenuated symptoms that can be summarized with palpitations with the exertion. The supraventricular arrhythmias and sinus dysfunction may be at the forefront of Electrocardiographic manifestations. The prognosis of this form seems better than the TVPC of the child. Treatment with betablockade appears to be effective but existing dysfunction sinus facilitates decision to implant the ICD.
Y Ben Ameur; S Kamoun; F Ben Moussa; K Battikh; S Longo; I Ben Youssef; M L Slimane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  La Tunisie médicale     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0041-4131     ISO Abbreviation:  Tunis Med     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-02     Completed Date:  2010-09-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413766     Medline TA:  Tunis Med     Country:  Tunisia    
Other Details:
Languages:  fre     Pagination:  349-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de Cardiologie, Hôpital Habib Thameur, Tunis.
Vernacular Title:
La Tachycardie Ventriculaire Polymorphe Catécholergique Chez L'adulte : A Propos D'un Cas.
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MeSH Terms
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
Physical Exertion
Tachycardia, Ventricular / diagnosis*,  therapy

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