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Sudden death due to atrial fibrillation in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a predictable event in a young patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12722693     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case refers to a 39-year-old woman with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and family history of sudden death (SD). In 1985, high rate atrial stimulation induced VF. In 1996 an ICD was implanted and she remained without arrhythmic events until November 2000 when the device reported one episode of atrial fibrillation degenerating into VF and terminated by the ICD. The VF induction mechanism recorded by the ICD was similar to that observed in 1985. The high incidence of atrial tachyarrhythmias in HCM renders cases like this at higher risk of SD. The predictive role of incremental atrial stimulation merits highlighting in future studies.
Stefano Favale; Carlo Pappone; Frida Nacci; Francesco Fino; Francesco Resta; Cosimo D Dicandia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2003 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-24     Completed Date:  2003-07-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  637-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiosurgery Division, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplant and D.I.M.C, University of Bari, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Amiodarone / therapeutic use
Atrial Fibrillation / complications*,  therapy
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / complications*
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / etiology*
Defibrillators, Implantable
Electrophysiologic Techniques, Cardiac
Verapamil / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
1951-25-3/Amiodarone; 52-53-9/Verapamil

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