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Spontaneous deterioration of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia to polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in the absence of heart disease.
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PMID:  20345622     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is usually associated with a good prognosis. This is a case of a 57-year woman who presented with supraventricular tachycardia that spontaneously deteriorated to polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (PVT). The PVT terminated without treatment after 16 seconds. Extensive cardiac evaluation including echocardiography, stress testing, coronary angiography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging did not reveal any structural heart disease. Electrophysiology testing demonstrated typical AVNRT which was successfully treated with cryoablation. The clinical ventricular tachycardia could not be reproduced despite the use of an aggressive induction protocol and isoproterenol. Postablation, exercise treadmill testing did not provoke any tachyarrhythmia. The patient is doing well 13 months later. In summary, we present the rare finding of a moderately fast, typical AVNRT degenerating to a long run of PVT, in the absence of any detectable heart disease or other etiology for PVT. (PACE 2011; 34:e14-e17).
Vaibhav Moondra; Rajbir Sangha; Mark L Greenberg
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-02-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e14-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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©2010, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Section of Cardiology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire.
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