SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.78 número5Embolectomía percutánea reolítica en la tromboembolia pulmonar masiva índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Revista argentina de cardiología

versión On-line ISSN 1850-3748


DEL VALLE, Jorge Domingo et al. Asymptomatic Coronary Artery Spasm and Severe Ventricular Arrhythmias. Rev. argent. cardiol. [online]. 2010, vol.78, n.5, pp. 445-448. ISSN 1850-3748.

Coronary artery spasm usually results in episodes of chest pain and ST-segment elevation. However, it may occasionally occur in the absence of angina with documented severe ventricular arrhythmias. The incidence of this condition is unknown and should be included in the differential diagnosis of idiopathic ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. We describe the case of a patient with a history of two episodes of syncope without apparent structural heart disease. Continuous ECG monitoring revealed the presence of episodes of ST-segment elevation leading to polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. Asymptomatic coronary artery spasm was diagnosed and treatment with calcium channel blockers was initiated; an implantable cardioverter defibrillator device was implanted.

Palabras clave : Coronary Artery Spasm; Ventricular Tachycardia; Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf ) | Inglés ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License