Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is an inherited cardiac channelopathy.Load more
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is an inherited cardiac channelopathy.
CPVT is characterised by episodic syncope occurring during exercise or acute emotion in individuals without structural cardiac abnormalities. The underlying cause of these episodes is the onset of fast ventricular tachycardia (bidirectional or polymorphic). Spontaneous recovery may occur when these arrhythmias self-terminate. In other instances, ventricular tachycardia may degenerate into ventricular fibrillation and cause sudden death.Load Less
Felix Gramley, Andreas GoetteEuropean Cardiology Review,2010 ; (3):92 - 96DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15420/ecr.2010.6.3.92