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Vol 68, No 12 (2010)
Invasive electrophysiology
Published online: 2010-12-20
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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12-year follow-up of a patient after successful ablation of incessant fascicular tachycardia with biventricular heart failure and severe sinus node dysfunction

Franciszek Walczak, Joanna Zakrzewska-Koperska, Waldemar Bobkowski, Łukasz Szumowski, Robert Bodalski, Ewa Szufladowicz
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(12):1408-1411.

open access

Vol 68, No 12 (2010)
Invasive electrophysiology
Published online: 2010-12-20
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of a 14 year-old boy with a incessant fascicular tachycardia with retrograde conduction and tachycardiomyopathy. Verapamil, adenosine, lignocaine and repeated cardioversions were unsuccessful in termination of tachycardia. Amiodarone however caused sinus node dysfunction and temporary electrode pacing had to be used. The patient underwent successful radiofrequency catheter ablation in the area of the left posterior fascicle. Because of ventricular extrasystoles (with QRS morphology resembling that of fascicular VT) the patient underwent second ablation which significantly reduced the number of ventricular beats. The course of subsequent 12-year follow-up was uneventful.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 12: 1408-1411

Abstract

We present a case of a 14 year-old boy with a incessant fascicular tachycardia with retrograde conduction and tachycardiomyopathy. Verapamil, adenosine, lignocaine and repeated cardioversions were unsuccessful in termination of tachycardia. Amiodarone however caused sinus node dysfunction and temporary electrode pacing had to be used. The patient underwent successful radiofrequency catheter ablation in the area of the left posterior fascicle. Because of ventricular extrasystoles (with QRS morphology resembling that of fascicular VT) the patient underwent second ablation which significantly reduced the number of ventricular beats. The course of subsequent 12-year follow-up was uneventful.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 12: 1408-1411
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Keywords

fascicular tachycardia; tachycardiomyopathy; RF ablation; 12-year follow-up

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Title

12-year follow-up of a patient after successful ablation of incessant fascicular tachycardia with biventricular heart failure and severe sinus node dysfunction

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 68, No 12 (2010)

Pages

1408-1411

Published online

2010-12-20

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2010;68(12):1408-1411.

Keywords

fascicular tachycardia
tachycardiomyopathy
RF ablation
12-year follow-up

Authors

Franciszek Walczak
Joanna Zakrzewska-Koperska
Waldemar Bobkowski
Łukasz Szumowski
Robert Bodalski
Ewa Szufladowicz

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