First Evidence of Premature Ventricular Complex-Induced Cardiomyopathy: A Potentially Reversible Cause of Heart Failure
Article first published online: 20 APR 2007
Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Volume 11, Issue 3, pages 328–329, March 2000
How to Cite
CHUGH, S. S., SHEN, W.-K., LURIA, D. M. and SMITH, H. C. (2000), First Evidence of Premature Ventricular Complex-Induced Cardiomyopathy: A Potentially Reversible Cause of Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 11: 328–329. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2000.tb01802.x
- Issue published online: 20 APR 2007
- Article first published online: 20 APR 2007
- Manuscript received 1 July 1999; Accepted for publication 16 September 1999.
- premature ventricular complex
PVC-Induced Cardiomyopathy. Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy is a well-recognized and reversible condition, but left ventricular dysfunction due to frequent isolated premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) has not been reported. We observed resolution of dilated cardiomyopathy in a patient after a focal source of PVCs was eliminated by radiofrequency ablation. In a subset of patients with heart failure, PVC-induced cardiomyopathy may be a potentially reversible cause of left ventricular dysfunction.