Ventricular tachycardia from remote blunt chest trauma: Combined epicardial-endocardial right ventricular substrate characterization

Yoav Michowitz, Roderick Tung, Charles Athill, Kalyanam Shivkumar

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Abstract

Ventricular tachycardia as a late complication of blunt chest trauma has never been reported. We present a case of combined endocardial and epicardial delineation of the right ventricular arrhythmogenic substrate, where other causes of cardiomyopathy were excluded. The epicardial scar was more extensive than endocardial scar, and the central isthmus was likely intramural. A history of blunt chest trauma should be considered in patients with right ventricular cardiomyopathy. (PACE 2012; 35:e127-e130)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e127-e130
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • VT
  • ablation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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