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Elimination of Fatal Arrhythmias through Ablation of Triggering Premature Ventricular Contraction in Type 3 Long QT Syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23094886     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) is the most common inherited arrhythmia, fatal arrhythmias are the main causes of sudden death, and often induced by the premature ventricular contractions (PVCs). Ablation of the triggering PVCs may eliminate the fatal arrhythmias and prevent the sudden death in patients with LQTS. We report a 19-year-old boy diagnosed with type 3 LQTS, frequent fatal arrhythmias induced by PVCs with the identical QRS morphology. Successful ablation of the triggering PVCs was done and a single-chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) was implanted. There was no fatal arrhythmia events recorded by ICD during 29-month follow-up. Catheter ablation was the effective method to eliminate the fatal arrhythmias through ablation of the triggering PVCs in the present LQT3 patient.
Zhongwei Cheng; Peng Gao; Kang'an Cheng; Taibo Chen; Hua Deng; Bingxi Chang; Quan Fang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-08-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1542-474X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9607443     Medline TA:  Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  394-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Cardiology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.
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