Diagnostic approach and treatment strategy in tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy.

  title={Diagnostic approach and treatment strategy in tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Young Hoon Jeong and Kee-Joon Choi and Jong-Min Song and Eui-Seock Hwang and Kyoung-Min Park and Gi Byoung Nam and Jae-Joong Kim and You-Ho Kim},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  volume={31 4},
BACKGROUND Due to the absence of differential guidelines for heart failure with tachyarrhythmia, it is difficult to diagnose tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy (TIC) at the initial visit. Furthermore, clinical outcomes of rate versus rhythm control in TIC are unclear. HYPOTHESIS Because the etiology of TIC is different from dynamic cardiomyoplasty (DCMP), differential parameters may be present. METHODS We assessed 21 patients with TIC (15 men; mean age, 50+/-14 years) and 21 control… CONTINUE READING
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