Stress cardiomyopathy (Tako-Tsubo) following radiofrequency ablation in the right ventricular out flow tract


HASDEMİR C. , YAVUZGİL O. , ŞİMŞEK E. , ULUCAN C., ÇİNAR C.

EUROPACE, vol.10, no.12, pp.1452-1454, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/europace/eun246
  • Title of Journal : EUROPACE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1452-1454

Abstract

A 44-year-old female undergoing radiofrequency ablation in the right ventricular out flow tract for symptomatic, frequent premature ventricular contractions developed stress cardiomyopathy (Tako-Tsubo). Stress cardiomyopathy was probably due to hyperadrenergic state induced by the procedure itself, dobutamine infusion, sympathetic nerve stimulation at the ablation site, and parasympathetic withdrawal with atropine administration.