Circulation Journal
Online ISSN : 1347-4820
Print ISSN : 1346-9843
Case Report
A Case of Cardiomyopathy Induced by Premature Ventricular Complexes
Hirokazu ShiraishiKazuya IshibashiNorifumi UraoMasaki TsukamotoMasayuki HyogoNatsuya KeiraSatoshi HirasakiTakeshi ShirayamaMasao Nakagawa
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2002 Volume 66 Issue 11 Pages 1065-1067

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Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy is a well-known and reversible condition, but the left ventricular dysfunction caused by frequent isolated premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) has been rarely reported. Apparent dilated cardiomyopathy was resolved in a patient after the focal source of PVCs was eliminated by radiofrequency catheter ablation. Echocardiography showed progressive improvement of the abnormal wall motion. Frequent PVCs could be the cause of left ventricular dysfunction in a subset of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and radiofrequency ablation should be the choice of therapy in those patients. (Circ J 2002; 66: 1065 - 1067)

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