Ventricular tachycardia in a patient with neuromuscular disease

Gordon F. Tomaselli, Andreas S. Barth

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A 41-year-old woman with type 1 myotonic dystrophy and a family history of sudden cardiac death presented with frequent palpitations and near syncope. During an electrophysiology study, she was found to have a prolonged HV interval and easily inducible wide complex tachycardia, consistent with bundle branch reentrant ventricular tachycardia for which she underwent successful catheter ablation of the right bundle branch. The importance of clinical surveillance for conduction abnormalities and arrhythmias in patients with myotonic dystrophy is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCardiac Electrophysiology
Subtitle of host publicationClinical Case Review
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783030285333
ISBN (Print)9783030285319
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Bundle branch reentrant ventricular tachycardia
  • Cardiac conduction disease
  • Catheter ablation
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • Myotonic dystrophy
  • Sudden cardiac death

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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