Tachycardia‐Induced Cardiomyopathy in a Cardiac Transplant Recipient: Treatment with Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation

PETER OTT, PATRICIA A. KELLY, DAVID E. MANN, ROGER S. DAMLE, MICHAEL J. REITER, Jo ANN LINDENFELD

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Abstract

Tachycardia‐Induced Cardiomyopathy. Introduction: Two years after orthotopic cardiac transplantation, a 60‐year‐old man presented with unexplained congestive heart failure and an incessant atrial tachycardia. Methods and Results: Electrophysiologic evaluation identified the underlying arrhythmia as automatic atrial tachycardia with site of origin at the high anterior lateral right atrial wall. Radiofrequency catheter ablation successfully eliminated the tachycardia, which resulted in prompt improvement of this patient's congestive heart failure. Conclusion: This is the first reported case of tachycardia‐induced cardiomyopathy in a cardiac transplant patient. Radiofrequency catheter ablation can he used successfully in this patient population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-395
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of cardiovascular electrophysiology
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1995

Keywords

  • automatic atrial tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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