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Chronic Cough and Tachycardia-Induced Cardiomyopathy in a Patient with Idiopathic Frequent, Monomorphic Premature Ventricular Contractions


Address for reprints: Can Hasdemir, M.D., Department of Cardiology, Ege University School of Medicine, Bornova, Izmir, 35100 Turkey. Fax: 90-232-343-5392; e-mail:


A 70-year-old woman presented with a 1-year history of dry cough. Extensive work-up ruled out common causes of chronic cough. She was found to have very frequent, monomorphic premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) and mild-to-moderate left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Propafenone 450 mg/day resulted in complete resolution of her cough and disappearance of PVCs within 24 hours of initiation. One month after the initiation of propafenone therapy, left ventricular ejection fraction normalized and her chronic cough resolved completely. (PACE 2013; 36:e156–e158)