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New diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy in an octogenarian with the help of Fontaine electrocardiographic leads.

Authors
  • Chiladakis, John1
  • Zagli, Fani
  • Karantalis, Vasilios
  • Alexopoulos, Dimitrios
  • 1 Cardiology Department, Patras University Hospital, Rion, Patras 26500, Greece. [email protected] , (Greece)
Type
Published Article
Journal
EP Europace
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2010
Volume
12
Issue
8
Pages
1197–1198
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/europace/euq095
PMID: 20348553
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report an 85-year-old man with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy who presented with monomorphic ventricular tachycardia. This is the oldest patient recorded with this disease. The presence of epsilon waves by the Fontaine lead system provided a high degree of suspicion for the disease.

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