Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in a teenage boy

Tachycardiomyopathy or tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy (TIC) is a relatively rare but completely or partially treatable condition, where there is an impairment of left ventricular (LV) function secondary to chronic, continuous, or intermittent tachycardia, which presents as heart failure. It has...

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Main Author: Rajesh Krishnachandra Shah
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications 2018-01-01
Series:Journal of the Indian Academy of Echocardiography & Cardiovascular Imaging
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Online Access:http://www.jiaecho.org/article.asp?issn=2543-1463;year=2018;volume=2;issue=3;spage=174;epage=178;aulast=Shah
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spelling doaj-0878f50e7f204a238e542e007514e4ab2021-08-20T06:09:05ZengWolters Kluwer Medknow PublicationsJournal of the Indian Academy of Echocardiography & Cardiovascular Imaging2543-14632543-14712018-01-012317417810.4103/jiae.jiae_83_17Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in a teenage boyRajesh Krishnachandra ShahTachycardiomyopathy or tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy (TIC) is a relatively rare but completely or partially treatable condition, where there is an impairment of left ventricular (LV) function secondary to chronic, continuous, or intermittent tachycardia, which presents as heart failure. It has been shown that the rate control by means such as cardioversion, negative chronotropic agents, and surgical- or catheter-based atrioventricular nodal ablation, depending on the etiology, resulted in significant improvement of systolic function. The diagnosis of TIC is entertained following the observation of improvement in LV systolic function, after necessary therapy to control the arrhythmia or heart rate. It is necessary that the clinicians should have a high index of suspicion while dealing with LV systolic dysfunction or dilated cardiomyopathy and should control the arrhythmia stringently. This case report describes a 14-year-old boy presenting with breathlessness of 18–24-month duration who had features of dilated cardiomyopathy on echocardiography. Impaired LV systolic function was due to fascicular ventricular tachycardia and he recovered completely after catheter-based ablation within a period of 5–6 months.http://www.jiaecho.org/article.asp?issn=2543-1463;year=2018;volume=2;issue=3;spage=174;epage=178;aulast=Shahablation therapycardiomegalycardiomyopathyfascicular ventricular tachycardiatachycardia-induced cardiomyopathytachycardiomyopathy
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Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in a teenage boy
Journal of the Indian Academy of Echocardiography & Cardiovascular Imaging
ablation therapy
cardiomegaly
cardiomyopathy
fascicular ventricular tachycardia
tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy
tachycardiomyopathy
author_facet Rajesh Krishnachandra Shah
author_sort Rajesh Krishnachandra Shah
title Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in a teenage boy
title_short Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in a teenage boy
title_full Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in a teenage boy
title_fullStr Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in a teenage boy
title_full_unstemmed Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in a teenage boy
title_sort tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in a teenage boy
publisher Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
series Journal of the Indian Academy of Echocardiography & Cardiovascular Imaging
issn 2543-1463
2543-1471
publishDate 2018-01-01
description Tachycardiomyopathy or tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy (TIC) is a relatively rare but completely or partially treatable condition, where there is an impairment of left ventricular (LV) function secondary to chronic, continuous, or intermittent tachycardia, which presents as heart failure. It has been shown that the rate control by means such as cardioversion, negative chronotropic agents, and surgical- or catheter-based atrioventricular nodal ablation, depending on the etiology, resulted in significant improvement of systolic function. The diagnosis of TIC is entertained following the observation of improvement in LV systolic function, after necessary therapy to control the arrhythmia or heart rate. It is necessary that the clinicians should have a high index of suspicion while dealing with LV systolic dysfunction or dilated cardiomyopathy and should control the arrhythmia stringently. This case report describes a 14-year-old boy presenting with breathlessness of 18–24-month duration who had features of dilated cardiomyopathy on echocardiography. Impaired LV systolic function was due to fascicular ventricular tachycardia and he recovered completely after catheter-based ablation within a period of 5–6 months.
topic ablation therapy
cardiomegaly
cardiomyopathy
fascicular ventricular tachycardia
tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy
tachycardiomyopathy
url http://www.jiaecho.org/article.asp?issn=2543-1463;year=2018;volume=2;issue=3;spage=174;epage=178;aulast=Shah
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