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Vol 10, Supp. C (2015)
Case Reports
Published online: 2016-07-22
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What kind of heart rhythm is this?

Katarzyna Kolaszyńska, Agata Galas, Jarosław Kowal, Robert Wierzbowski
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2015.0096

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Vol 10, Supp. C (2015)
Case Reports
Published online: 2016-07-22

Abstract

A 81-year-old man with severe aortic stenosis (qualified for transcatheter aortic valve implantation), mitral insufficiency, chronic heart failure (New York Heart Association [NYHA] II), paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, diabetes mellitus type 2, hypertension, abdominal aortic aneurysm was admitted to the Clinic because of heart failure exacerbation (NYHA III/IV). In the past patient was hospitalized twice — rhythm in electrocardiogram (ECG) was described as sinus tachycardia. During next hospitalization on ECG there was atrial tachycardia with 2:1 block and regular ventricular rate 100/min. This case report demonstrates difficulty in distinguishing sinus tachycardia and atrial tachycardia.

Abstract

A 81-year-old man with severe aortic stenosis (qualified for transcatheter aortic valve implantation), mitral insufficiency, chronic heart failure (New York Heart Association [NYHA] II), paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, diabetes mellitus type 2, hypertension, abdominal aortic aneurysm was admitted to the Clinic because of heart failure exacerbation (NYHA III/IV). In the past patient was hospitalized twice — rhythm in electrocardiogram (ECG) was described as sinus tachycardia. During next hospitalization on ECG there was atrial tachycardia with 2:1 block and regular ventricular rate 100/min. This case report demonstrates difficulty in distinguishing sinus tachycardia and atrial tachycardia.

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Keywords

focal atrial tachycardia, sinus tachycardia, heart failure, aortic stenosis

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Title

What kind of heart rhythm is this?

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 10, Supp. C (2015)

Pages

31-34

Published online

2016-07-22

DOI

10.5603/FC.2015.0096

Keywords

focal atrial tachycardia
sinus tachycardia
heart failure
aortic stenosis

Authors

Katarzyna Kolaszyńska
Agata Galas
Jarosław Kowal
Robert Wierzbowski

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