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Usefulness of electrophysiologic study and endomyocardial biopsy in differentiating arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia from idiopathic right ventricular tachycardia.
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PMID:  2093717     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fifteen patients with right ventricular tachycardia without evidence of coronary artery disease or dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy were evaluated, by means of electrophysiologic study and right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy. Six cases were diagnosed as definite arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD), while 2 cases without characteristic findings of ARVD by noninvasive studies and angiography were diagnosed as probable ARVD on the basis of their electrophysiologic and histopathologic data. In conclusion, ARVD is relatively common as an etiology of right ventricular tachycardia, and detailed electrophysiologic study and endomyocardial biopsy appear to be useful for diagnosis of ARVD.
Y Iesaka; M Hiroe; K Aonuma; J Nitta; A Nogami; T Tokunaga; H Amemiya; H Fujiwara; M Sekiguchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart and vessels. Supplement     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0935-736X     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Vessels Suppl     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-21     Completed Date:  1991-06-21     Revised Date:  2008-02-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8810802     Medline TA:  Heart Vessels Suppl     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Tsuchiura Kyodo Hospital, Tsuchiura, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Endocardium / pathology
Endomyocardial Fibrosis / complications,  pathology
Heart Ventricles / pathology*,  physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Myocardium / pathology
Tachycardia / diagnosis*,  etiology,  pathology,  physiopathology

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