Three Cases of Tachycardia-Induced Cardiomyopathy Caused by Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias

Masateru Kondo, Koji Fukuda, Yuji Wakayama, Makoto Nakano, Akiko Kawana, Yuhi Hasebe, Mohamed Abdel-Shafee, Hiroaki Shimokawa

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We here report the 3 cases of tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy caused by supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) with different mechanisms, which were successfully treated by radio-frequency Catheter ablation RFCA. Case 1: A 54-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of congestive heart failure and a SVT with HR 180bpm. She had shortness of breath for 5 years. The mechanism of the SVT was an atrial flutter rotating the crista terminalis in the right atrium. She was treated by RFCA, resulting in the recovery of LV function. Case 2: A 31 year-old man presented with shortness of breath. He was found long Rtachycardia with HR 150 bpm and a severe LV dysfunc tion (LVEF 20%), which was improved by tachycardia control with amiodarone. EPS revealed that the mechanism of the tachycardia was a fast-slow AVNRT. Case 3: A 23 year-old man was transferred to our hospital because of a severe LV dysfunction and enlargement (EF 12%, LVDd 75mm). He presented with incessant long Rptachycardia of HR 120-160 bpm. The mechanism of the tachycardia was an atrial tachycardia originating from peri-tricuspid valve. His LV function was gradually improved at 1year after RFCA (EF 48%, LVDd 45mm). Take together, the treatments of SVTs by RFCA are effective to improve LV function in tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Arrhythmia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • ablation
  • tacycardia induced cardiomyopathy


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