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Rare case of left-dominant arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy with dramatic reverse remodeling after cardiac resynchronization as an adjunct to pharmacological therapy.
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PMID:  22417691     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 57-year-old man presented with near syncope and hemodynamic compromise after exercise. A sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) of right bundle-branch block morphology was evident upon examination at our emergency department. Baseline 12-lead electrocardiography revealed a sinus rhythm with a complete left bundle-branch block after successful cardioversion of the VT. Coronary angiography revealed patent coronary arteries, whereas left ventriculography demonstrated impaired systolic function, accompanied by a peculiar basal lateral aneurysm. Both echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging were consistent with a diagnosis of left-dominant arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Four months later, substantial ventricular reverse remodeling and clinical improvements were observed after cardiac resynchronization therapy with a defibrillator, as an adjunct to conventional pharmacological therapy.
Chih-Chung Hsiao; Jen-Yuan Kuo; Chun-Ho Yun; Chung-Lieh Hung; Cheng-Ho Tsai; Hung-I Yeh
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1527-3288     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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