Frequent premature ventricular contractions and cardiomyopathy, chicken and egg situation


YALIN K. , Gölcük E.

Journal of Atrial Fibrillation, cilt.10, sa.2, 2017 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4022/jafib.1674
  • Dergi Adı: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation

Özet

Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are usually regarded as benign in the absence of structural heart disease. However, frequent PVCs can lead to depressed LV function, called PVC-induced cardiomyopathy and can be reversible after suppression of PVCs. On the other hand, PVCs can be a part of underlying structural heart disease and may be linked to increased risk of sudden death. In this work, we reviewed the current literature on PVC-induced cardiomyopathy based on a case presentation.