Possible acute and chronic synergistic effect of dual chamber pacing and disopyramide in obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a case report.
ABSTRACT It remains unclear whether the combination of dual-chamber (DDD) pacing and disopyramide can achieve prolonged left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) gradient reduction and symptom relief in patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). In an HCM patient with a severe LVOT gradient, the combination of DDD pacing and disopyramide achieved marked improvement of gradient in the catheter laboratory and also after medium-term follow-up. The patient's severe dyspnoea was alleviated during the follow-up period. This combination might enable physicians to treat and manage elderly symptomatic obstructive HCM patients with a severe LVOT gradient more effectively and less invasively.
- SourceAvailable from: ncbi.nlm.nih.govAmerican Journal Of Pathology 01/1999; 153(6):1977-84. · 4.60 Impact Factor