Native heart ventricular tachycardia in a heterotropic heart transplant

Khan, A. A.; Collinson, J.
September 2009
Heart;Sep2009, Vol. 95 Issue 18, p4
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a woman suffering from palpitations and breathlessness. Results of the electrocardiogram showed a complex tachycardia with a right bundle branch block morphology. The clinical analysis of her condition also consider her history of a heterotrophic heart transplant due to cardiac failure related to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.


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