Tachycardia-Induced Cardiomyopathy: Evaluation and Therapeutic Options
Version of Record online: 12 MAR 2010
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Congestive Heart Failure
Volume 16, Issue 3, pages 122–126, May/June 2010
How to Cite
Lishmanov, A., Chockalingam, P., Senthilkumar, A. and Chockalingam, A. (2010), Tachycardia-Induced Cardiomyopathy: Evaluation and Therapeutic Options. Congestive Heart Failure, 16: 122–126. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-7133.2010.00147.x
- Issue online: 11 MAY 2010
- Version of Record online: 12 MAR 2010
- Manuscript received November 10, 2009; revised January 6, 2010; accepted January 12, 2010
Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy is caused by sustained rapid ventricular rates and is one of the well-known forms of reversible myocardial dysfunction. The diagnosis is usually made retrospectively after marked improvement in systolic function is noted following control of the heart rate. Physicians should be aware that patients with seemingly idiopathic systolic dysfunction may have tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy and that controlling the heart rate may result in improvement or even complete restoration of systolic function. Congest Heart Fail. 2010;16:122–126. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.