A rare manifestation of atrial fibrillation in the presence of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(2): 178-181 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2014.69812

A rare manifestation of atrial fibrillation in the presence of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy

Aleks Değirmencioğu1, Gültekin Karakuş2, Erkan Baysal3, Ertuğrul Zencirci2, Nazmiye Çakmak4
1Department of Cardiology, Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul
2Department of Cardiology, Acibadem Maslak Hospital, Istanbul
3Department of Cardiology, Diyarbakır Training and Research Hospital, Diyarbakir
4Deparment of Cardiology, Dr. Siyami Ersek Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul

We report a 68-year-old man who presented with heart failure and atrial fibrillation (AF) with rapid ventricular response and wide QRS complexes. Tachycardiainduced cardiomyopathy (TIC) due to persistent AF developing on the basis of Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome was considered. Signs and symptoms of heart failure improved with restoration of sinus rhythm. This case suggested that persistent AF in a patient with WPW syndrome is one of the rare causes of TIC.

Keywords: Atrial fibrillation/complications/therapy, cardiomyopathy; heart failure; Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome/therapy.

How to cite this article
Aleks Değirmencioğu, Gültekin Karakuş, Erkan Baysal, Ertuğrul Zencirci, Nazmiye Çakmak. A rare manifestation of atrial fibrillation in the presence of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(2): 178-181

Corresponding Author: Aleks Değirmencioğu, Türkiye
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