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BACKGROUND Cardiac resynchronization therapy was shown to reverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). However, the prediction of benefit is controversial. We aimed to investigate predictive factors of LV functional recovery and reversed remodeling after biventricular pacing. METHODS AND RESULTS Forty-nine… (More)
BACKGROUND Brugada syndrome predisposes some subjects to ventricular tachyarrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Mutations in SCN5A gene have been associated with approximately 25% of Brugada syndrome patients. A common variant in SCN5A, H558R has shown to improve sodium channel activity in mutated channels. We studied whether common variant H558R has any… (More)
We discuss the differential diagnosis of a tachycardia with a broad QRS complex and how the mode of termination helped elucidate the underlying tachycardia mechanism.
We report a case of a 61-year-old female patient who presented with palpitations. The baseline electrocardiogram showed incomplete right bundle branch block with saddle back pattern of the ST segment in one precordial lead, but without any significant ST elevation. She was treated with oral cibenzoline. The subsequent ECG showed a coved Brugada ECG (type I)… (More)
A 73-year-old man had a fast atrioventricular (AV) nodal pathway accidentally ablated 4 years before, while attempting to ablate a septally located concealed accessory pathway (AP). After initiation of treatment with beta-blockers, because of systemic arterial hypertension, the patient presented to the emergency room complaining of a markedly diminished… (More)
We report the first case, to the best of our knowledge, of a patient with Brugada syndrome who required heart transplantation to control multiple "electrical storms."