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Invasive electrophysiology
Reccurent ventricular tachycardia as a late complication of a cardiac stab wound

Justyna Niedziela, Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon, Katarzyna Dziubek, Elżbieta Jaskulska-Niedziela, Monika Włosowicz
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(1):116-119.

open access

Vol 68, No 1 (2010)
Other
Published online: 2010-02-03
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of a 55-year-old male who suffered from a cardiac stab wound in his youth and 38 years later developed unstable sustained ventricular tachycardia. Imaging showed presence of a scarf of myocardium which probably caused the arrhythmia. Arrhythmia was successfully controlled using combined treatment with pharmacotherapy and cardioverter-defibrillator implantation. Relapses of ventricular tachycardia treated by appropriate interventions of cardioverter-defibrillator occurred when the patient stopped pharmacotherapy and experienced great psychic stress.

Abstract

We present a case of a 55-year-old male who suffered from a cardiac stab wound in his youth and 38 years later developed unstable sustained ventricular tachycardia. Imaging showed presence of a scarf of myocardium which probably caused the arrhythmia. Arrhythmia was successfully controlled using combined treatment with pharmacotherapy and cardioverter-defibrillator implantation. Relapses of ventricular tachycardia treated by appropriate interventions of cardioverter-defibrillator occurred when the patient stopped pharmacotherapy and experienced great psychic stress.
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Keywords

cardiac stab wound; ventricular tachycardia

About this article
Title

Invasive electrophysiology
Reccurent ventricular tachycardia as a late complication of a cardiac stab wound

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 68, No 1 (2010)

Pages

116-119

Published online

2010-02-03

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2010;68(1):116-119.

Keywords

cardiac stab wound
ventricular tachycardia

Authors

Justyna Niedziela
Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
Katarzyna Dziubek
Elżbieta Jaskulska-Niedziela
Monika Włosowicz

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