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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2015, Article ID 151269, 6 pages
Case Report

Rare Cause of Wide QRS Tachycardia

1Department of Clinical Electrophysiology, Russian Cardiology Research Center, Russia
2Department of Sonography, Russian Cardiology Research Center, Russia
3Department of Tomography, Russian Cardiology Research Center, Russia

Received 20 August 2015; Accepted 17 November 2015

Academic Editor: Hiroaki Kitaoka

Copyright © 2015 Nikolay Yu. Mironov 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.


Cardiac involvement is a well-known feature of neuromuscular diseases. Most commonly cardiac manifestations occur later in the course of the disease. Occasionally severe cardiac disease, including conduction disturbances, life-threatening arrhythmias, and cardiomyopathy, with its impact on prognosis, may be dissociated from peripheral myopathy. We report a case of bundle branch reentrant ventricular tachycardia as primary manifestation of myotonic dystrophy and discuss associated diagnostic and treatment challenges.