Dental management of a patient with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia: a case report.

@article{Adewumi2013DentalMO,
  title={Dental management of a patient with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia: a case report.},
  author={Abimbola Olufunke Adewumi and Laura Grace Tucker},
  journal={Journal of dentistry for children},
  year={2013},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={101-4}
}
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a type of cardiac arrhythmia that occurs in people with a structurally normal heart. Stress or anxiety-induced release of endogenous catecholamines causes a dysfunction in the myocytic calcium-ion channel, leading to ventricular arrhythmias that can cause dizziness, syncope, or sudden cardiac death. Since dental procedures can be anxiety-provoking, the main purpose of this paper is to report the dental management of a young patient… CONTINUE READING