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Complete recovery from severe tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in a patient with Ebstein's anomaly


Stämpfli, Simon F; Plass, André; Müller, Andrea; Greutmann, Matthias (2014). Complete recovery from severe tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in a patient with Ebstein's anomaly. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, 5(3):484-487.

Abstract

We report the case of a young patient with repaired Ebstein's anomaly who developed severe tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy and a large apical thrombus as a consequence of sustained atrial flutter with a 2:1 conduction. In spite of a dramatic course in hospital with prolonged mechanical resuscitation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, she survived and made a rapid and full recovery. This remarkable case underlines that atrial arrhythmias, the most common complication in adults with congenital heart disease, may have devastating outcomes when timely recognition is missed and treatment delayed-thus, emphasizing the importance of good patient education.

Abstract

We report the case of a young patient with repaired Ebstein's anomaly who developed severe tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy and a large apical thrombus as a consequence of sustained atrial flutter with a 2:1 conduction. In spite of a dramatic course in hospital with prolonged mechanical resuscitation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, she survived and made a rapid and full recovery. This remarkable case underlines that atrial arrhythmias, the most common complication in adults with congenital heart disease, may have devastating outcomes when timely recognition is missed and treatment delayed-thus, emphasizing the importance of good patient education.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:23 June 2014
Deposited On:29 Jan 2015 09:13
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:54
Publisher:Sage Publications Ltd.
ISSN:2150-1351
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/2150135114528222
PubMed ID:24958060

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