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Invasive electrophysiology
Glass of water or ablation? – episodes of malignant atrial tachyarrhythmias during swimming in a lake in a woman with overt Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and benign palpitations for several decades of life

Robert Bodalski, Agnieszka Maryniak, Franciszek Walczak, Łukasz Szumowski, Zbigniew Jedynak
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(12):1346-1349.

open access

Vol 66, No 12 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2009-01-07
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of a 41 year old woman with overt Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) and benign palpitations for over four decades of life who suffered from a malignant atrial tachyarrhythmias (typical atrial flutter concomitant with left atrial fibrillation) during swimming in a lake. Loading dose of amiodarone increased frequency of attacks of sustained AVRT. In spite of treatment with amiodarone, effective refractory period of accessory pathway was still short. After ablation of accessory pathway, during five years of follow-up, there was no arrhytmia recureence.

Abstract

We present a case of a 41 year old woman with overt Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) and benign palpitations for over four decades of life who suffered from a malignant atrial tachyarrhythmias (typical atrial flutter concomitant with left atrial fibrillation) during swimming in a lake. Loading dose of amiodarone increased frequency of attacks of sustained AVRT. In spite of treatment with amiodarone, effective refractory period of accessory pathway was still short. After ablation of accessory pathway, during five years of follow-up, there was no arrhytmia recureence.
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Keywords

‘benign’ overt WPW syndrome; typical atrial flutter; atrial fibrillation; risk of death by drowning; RF-ablation

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Title

Invasive electrophysiology
Glass of water or ablation? – episodes of malignant atrial tachyarrhythmias during swimming in a lake in a woman with overt Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and benign palpitations for several decades of life

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 12 (2008)

Pages

1346-1349

Published online

2009-01-07

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(12):1346-1349.

Keywords

‘benign’ overt WPW syndrome
typical atrial flutter
atrial fibrillation
risk of death by drowning
RF-ablation

Authors

Robert Bodalski
Agnieszka Maryniak
Franciszek Walczak
Łukasz Szumowski
Zbigniew Jedynak

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