Reversal of cardiomyopathy in patients with repetitive monomorphic ventricular ectopy originating from the right ventricular outflow tract Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Right
  • Ventricular Premature Complexes

abstract

  • Repetitive monomorphic ventricular ectopy (in the absence of sustained ventricular tachycardia) originating from the right ventricular outflow tract is an underappreciated cause of unexplained cardiomyopathy. Successful ablation of the focal source of ventricular ectopy results in normalization of left ventricular function. Patients with ectopy-induced cardiomyopathy are significantly older than patients with preserved ventricular function, which suggests either that older patients are more susceptible to the development of a cardiomyopathy or that the cardiomyopathy has had a longer period of time in which to evolve.

publication date

  • August 23, 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.105.546432

PubMed ID

  • 16103234

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1092

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 112

number

  • 8