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Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator in a Patient with Left Ventricular Noncompaction/Hypertrabeculation, Coronary Artery Disease, and Polyneuropathy.
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PMID:  24602189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 55-year-old Caucasian male with coronary heart disease was admitted because of dyspnea for 4 weeks. Echocardiography showed a dilated left ventricle with an ejection fraction of 34% and apical left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction with an apical thrombus. Neurologic examination revealed positional tremor and generally reduced tendon reflexes. During 8 weeks, his condition improved under pharmacotherapy. The patient was skeptical about implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and expected further improvement from pharmacotherapy. Thus, he received a wearable cardioverter-defibrillator (WCD). We conclude that a WCD might be useful in noncompaction patients in whom improvement of systolic dysfunction is expected or who are skeptical about ICDs.
Claudia Stöllberger; Josef Finsterer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-3-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1542-474X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-3-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9607443     Medline TA:  Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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