Clinical experiences of patients with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia


ÇELİKER A. , ERDOĞAN İ. , KARAGÖZ T. , Oezer S.

CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG, vol.19, no.1, pp.45-52, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1047951108003338
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-52

Abstract

Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia is a rare entity that can occur in children without cardiac disease and with a normal QT interval. It may cause syncope, convulsions, and sudden death during physical activity or emotional distress. We report the clinical features, treatment, and follow-up of 16 children with this diagnosis, emphasizing the potentially fatal nature of the disease.