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Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2009 Nov;32(11):e21-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2009.02519.x. Epub 2009 Aug 27.

A case with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia unmasked after successful ablation of atrial tachycardias from pulmonary veins.

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Division of Cardiology, Yokohama Rosai Hospital, Yokohama, Japan.


Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) is characterized by polymorphic VT during exercise, and the association of atrial fibrillation (AF) has been reported. However, the mechanism of AF in this disease and the relationship between VT and AF has been obscured. We described a 13-year-old girl who referred for catheter ablation of exercise-induced paroxysmal AF. Multifocal atrial tachycardia mimicking AF on the surface electrocardiogram originated from multiple pulmonary veins (PVs). While AT became non-inducible after the isolation of four PVs, polymorphic VT was initiated by isoproterenol infusion. Polymorphic VT was suppressed during rapid atrial pacing.

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