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Vol 65, No 11 (2007)
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Published online: 2007-11-21
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Invasive electrophysiology
“Benign” atrial arrhythmias exacerbated by physical activity as a cause of cardiomyopathy

Krzysztof Błaszyk, Artur Baszko, Michał Waśniewski, Paweł Derejko, Małgorzata Popiel, Stefan Grajek
Kardiol Pol 2007;65(11):1392-1395.

open access

Vol 65, No 11 (2007)
Other
Published online: 2007-11-21
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We describe a 39-year-old man with premature atrial contractions at rest, in whom tachycardia was exacerbated by exercise into long-lasting atrial tachycardia of 150 beats/min with changeable grade of AV conduction. The feeling of irregular heart beating was the only symptom of arrhythmia and was well tolerated for many years. However, the signs of tachycardia-mediated cardiomyopathy with heart failure developed over several years. Successful RF ablation of focal atrial tachycardia using the CARTO system was performed. After 5 months of follow-up the patient is free from arrhythmia with a significant improvement of the HF.

Abstract

We describe a 39-year-old man with premature atrial contractions at rest, in whom tachycardia was exacerbated by exercise into long-lasting atrial tachycardia of 150 beats/min with changeable grade of AV conduction. The feeling of irregular heart beating was the only symptom of arrhythmia and was well tolerated for many years. However, the signs of tachycardia-mediated cardiomyopathy with heart failure developed over several years. Successful RF ablation of focal atrial tachycardia using the CARTO system was performed. After 5 months of follow-up the patient is free from arrhythmia with a significant improvement of the HF.
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Keywords

atrial tachycardia; tachycardia-mediated cardiomyopathy; RF ablation

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Title

Invasive electrophysiology
“Benign” atrial arrhythmias exacerbated by physical activity as a cause of cardiomyopathy

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 65, No 11 (2007)

Pages

1392-1395

Published online

2007-11-21

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2007;65(11):1392-1395.

Keywords

atrial tachycardia
tachycardia-mediated cardiomyopathy
RF ablation

Authors

Krzysztof Błaszyk
Artur Baszko
Michał Waśniewski
Paweł Derejko
Małgorzata Popiel
Stefan Grajek

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