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Verapamil-sensitive left posterior fascicular ventricular tachycardia after myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18231848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Verapamil-sensitive fascicular ventricular tachycardia (VT) of right bundle branch block (RBBB) and superior axis pattern is typically seen in young patients with structurally normal hearts and considered "idiopathic". Recently, involvement of the Purkinje system in post-infarction monomorphic VT that mimics such idiopathic fascicular VT has been described. In this report we describe a case of a patient who following myocardial infarction developed left posterior fascicular Purkinje reentrant VT that was sensitive to verapamil. The VT was successfully treated by radiofrequency ablation guided by three dimensional electroanatomical CARTO mapping. Our case highlights that involvement of Purkinje fibers should be considered in post infarction patients with VT of narrow QRS duration, RBBB morphology and superior axis. Recognition of such VT is clinically important, as this arrhythmia is amenable to curative catheter ablation.
Bipinpreet Nagra; Zhengou Liu; Rohit Mehta; David Hart; Bharat K Kantharia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-01-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1572-8595     ISO Abbreviation:  J Interv Card Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-05     Completed Date:  2009-04-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708966     Medline TA:  J Interv Card Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / administration & dosage
Bundle-Branch Block / drug therapy*,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications*,  prevention & control*
Tachycardia, Ventricular / drug therapy*,  etiology*
Treatment Outcome
Verapamil / administration & dosage
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Arrhythmia Agents; 52-53-9/Verapamil

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