Use of an insertable loop recorder in a myotonic dystrophy patient

Djavid Hadian, Miriam R. Lowe, Luis Scott, William J. Groh

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Abstract

The case of a 66-year-old woman with myotonic dystrophy is presented. This patient underwent implantation of an insertable loop recorder as a participant in a clinical trial. At 1-month follow-up, interrogation of the insertable loop recorder revealed multiple episodes of wide complex tachycardia. She underwent electrophysiologic study, which revealed moderate His-Purkinje disease, focal atrial tachycardia, monomorphic ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. Successful radiofrequency ablation of the focal atrial tachycardia and implantation of a dual-chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillator was performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-73
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Arrhythmia
  • Myotonic dystrophy type 1
  • Sudden death

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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