Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy: Atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure

George A. Stouffer, Daniel J. Lenihan, Stamatios Lerakis, Richard G. Sheahan, Jeff P. Steinhoff

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Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy occurs as a result of prolonged, excessive heart rates. Ventricular function may improve significantly upon control of the heart rate. We present a case of a patient with atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response who showed a dramatic improvement in left ventricular function following AV nodal ablation and insertion of a pacemaker. We also review the history and pathophysiology of tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-28
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioversion
  • Tachycardia

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