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Title
Sustained ventricular tachycardia in cardiac hemochromatosis treated with amiodarone.
Author
Yal¸cinkaya S; Kumbasar SD; Semiz E; Tosun Z; Paksoy N
Address
Cardiology Department, Akdeniz University Medical School, Kepez Antalya, Turkey.
Source
J Electrocardiol, 30(2):147-9 1997 Apr
Abstract
Cardiac hemochromatosis can cause heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias. Among these arrhythmias, ventricular tachycardia may be resistant to treatment. A case of cardiac hemochromatosis complicated with ventricular tachycardia that did not respond to intravenous lidocaine, procainamide or propafenone, nor to DC cardioversion, was successfully treated with amiodarone. Amiodarone, a class III antiarrhythmic drug, may be highly effective in similar cases.
Language
Eng
Unique Identifier
97286444


MESH Headings
Adolescence ; Amiodarone *TU ; Anti-Arrhythmia Agents *TU ANTIARRHYTHMIA AGENTS ; Biopsy ; Case Report ; Electrocardiography ; Hemochromatosis *CO/DI/PP ; Human ; Male ; Myocardial Diseases *CO/DI/PP ; Tachycardia, Ventricular *DT/ET/PP


Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0022-0736
Country of Publication
UNITED STATES
CAS Registry Number
0 (Anti-Arrhythmia Agents); 1951-25-3 (Amiodarone)

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