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Idiopathic, focal ventricular tachycardia that originates from the right ventricular apex is presented. Arrhythmogenic ventricular dysplasia needs to be ruling out prior to making this diagnosis. This is a rare entity that can be cured with an ablation and therefore it needs to be considered in the differential diagnosis of idiopathic VTs before implanting… (More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with an increased risk of cardiac and overall mortality. Restoration and maintenance of sinus rhythm is of paramount importance if it can be accomplished without the use of antiarrhythmic drugs. Catheter ablation has evolved into a well-established treatment option for patients with symptomatic, drug-refractory AF.… (More)
A 60-year-old male with a long-lasting history of palpitations was referred to our hospital for further evaluation. His family history was negative for sudden cardiac death at a young age. Transthoracic echocardiography and exercise treadmill test ruled out structural heart disease. Baseline ECG showed sinus rhythm and frequent premature ventricular… (More)
Coarctation of the aorta is typically a disease of childhood and early adulthood, and there is a reduced life expectancy in patients who have not undergone correction. Survival to older age is rare, due to severe cardiovascular complications. We describe the case of a woman first diagnosed with coarctation of aorta at an advanced age.
2. Gollob MH, Blier L, Brugada R, et al. Recommendations for the use of genetic testing in the clinical evaluation of inherited cardiac arrhythmias associated with sudden cardiac death: Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society joint position paper. A, et al. Cardiogenetic screening of first-degree relatives after sudden cardiac death in… (More)