Troponin-I elevation in a young man with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy

William J. Kostis, Ryan J. Tedford, Daniel L. Miller, Steven P. Schulman, Gordon F. Tomaselli

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Abstract

Ventricular arrhythmias occur frequently in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) as well as those with ischemic heart disease. We present the case of a 29-year-old man with ARVD/C and multiple episodes of symptomatic ventricular tachycardia terminated by implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) discharges. Phasic elevation of troponin-I prompted repeated coronary angiograms, all of which were normal. The patient was successfully treated with radiofrequency ablation. This case illustrates that ARVD/C may result in elevated cardiac enzymes in the absence of coronary artery disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Tachycardia
  • Troponin-I elevation
  • Ventricular arrhythmias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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