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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2012, Article ID 143864, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/143864
Case Report

Catheter Ablation of Long-Lasting Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm in a Patient with Mild Left Ventricular Dysfunction

Cardiovascular Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1-1 Mukogawa-cho, Nishinomiya 663-8501, Japan

Received 1 June 2012; Accepted 12 July 2012

Academic Editors: A. P. Mansur, A. Movahed, and K. Roberts-Thomson

Copyright © 2012 Takanao Mine et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A 35-year-old woman with long-lasting accelerated idioventricular rhythm (AIVR) exhibited palpitation and dyspnea on exertion and mild left ventricular (LV) dysfunction during followup. Symptoms appeared 10 years after the AIVR was first noted, and she underwent catheter ablation for curative therapy of AIVR after 12 years. Radiofrequency ablation of the anteroseptal site of the LV at the earliest activation terminated rhythm. An echocardiogram, taken 1 month after discharge, subsequently revealed that the left ventricular wall motion had normalized. This is a rare case of long-lasting AIVR with mild LV dysfunction.