Sudden death in a young man with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

@article{Pizzale2008SuddenDI,
  title={Sudden death in a young man with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Stephen Pizzale and Michael Howard Gollob and Robert Gow and David Hugh Birnie},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 12},
  pages={1319-21}
}
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a familial condition that presents with exercise-induced syncope or sudden death in children or young adults. In most cases the disease is caused by a mutation in the cardiac ryanodine receptor (RyR2) gene. Current evidence suggests that primary therapy for CPVT is beta blockade and implantable… CONTINUE READING