Clinical sustained uniform ventricular tachycardia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: association with left ventricular apical aneurysm

F Alfonso, M P Frenneaux, W J McKenna

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Abstract

Of 51 patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who had episodes of ventricular tachycardia detected during ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring only two had clinical sustained uniform ventricular tachycardia that required medical treatment because of worsening symptoms. In both patients the arrhythmia was associated with the uncommon finding of an apical aneurysm with angiographically normal coronary arteries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-181
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Heart Journal
Volume61
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1989

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Electrocardiography
  • Heart Aneurysm
  • Heart Ventricles
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tachycardia

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