Successful treatment of tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy with LVAD in a 12-year-old boy

Hideki Tatewaki, Munetaka Masuda, Takahiro Nishida, Yoshikazu Kaji, Hiroya Ushinohama, Shigeki Morita, Hisataka Yasui

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Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy is an unusual cardiac disease that is life-threatening if tachycardia is not controlled. We report a 12-year-old boy who suffered from ectopic left atrial tachyarrhythmia that was refractory to medications and caused tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy with severe heart failure. The patient required a left ventricular assist device (ABIOMED BVS5000 [ABIOMED Inc, Danvers, MA]) as a bridge to recovery. Tachycardia was finally controlled with flecainide while the patient was on left ventricular assist device support. The device was successfully explanted after 28 days of support. The temporary use of a left ventricular assist device was necessary to maintain a good hemodynamic status during the treatment of pharmacological refractory tachycardia, and it allowed a successful bridge to recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e5
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume80
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Cardiomyopathies
Tachycardia
Heart-Assist Devices
Therapeutics
Flecainide
Heart Diseases
Heart Failure
Hemodynamics
Pharmacology
Equipment and Supplies

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  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Successful treatment of tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy with LVAD in a 12-year-old boy. / Tatewaki, Hideki; Masuda, Munetaka; Nishida, Takahiro; Kaji, Yoshikazu; Ushinohama, Hiroya; Morita, Shigeki; Yasui, Hisataka.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 80, No. 2, 01.01.2005, p. e5.

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Tatewaki, Hideki ; Masuda, Munetaka ; Nishida, Takahiro ; Kaji, Yoshikazu ; Ushinohama, Hiroya ; Morita, Shigeki ; Yasui, Hisataka. / Successful treatment of tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy with LVAD in a 12-year-old boy. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2005 ; Vol. 80, No. 2. pp. e5.
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