Arrhythmogenic Forms of Heart Failure in Children

Stuart Berger*, Anne M. Dubin

*Corresponding author for this work

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There are various underlying causes of tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy (TIC), and it is critical that it be considered in any patient who presents with a newly diagnosed dilated cardiomyopathy. Unlike most other forms of cardiomyopathy, TIC should be considered a treatable form of cardiomyopathy and it is imperative that the diagnosis be fully considered. A 12-lead ECG should be obtained in all patients with a dilated cardiomyopathy. Prompt diagnosis and therapy of this relatively uncommon cause of heart failure is critical and has the potential to completely reverse the ventricular dysfunction that may be present in this abnormality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-481
Number of pages11
JournalHeart Failure Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2010


  • Arrhythmia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart failure
  • Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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