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Life Threatening Broad QRS Tachycardia in an Infant with Conduction Disorder and SCN5A Mutation

Elio Caruso1,*, Silvia Farruggio1, Alfredo Di Pino1, Paolo Guccione1, Mohammadrafie Khorgami2
1 Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital Centro Cardiologico Pediatrico del Mediterraneo, San Vincenzo Hospital, Taormina, Italy
2 Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
* Corresponding Author: Elio Caruso. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Nightmare Case Reports in Congenital Heart Disease)

Congenital Heart Disease 2022, 17(5), 551-556. https://doi.org/10.32604/chd.2022.023711

Received 10 May 2022; Accepted 30 July 2022; Issue published 06 September 2022

Abstract

We present the case of an infant admitted to our department for a rapid broad complex tachycardia and cardiovascular collapse. The patient was submitted to genetic testing because of a conduction defect at baseline ECG and family history of gene mutation. A new SCN5A gene mutation variant was found leading to diagnosis of sodium-channel dysfunction arrhythmia.

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Life Threatening Broad QRS Tachycardia in an Infant with Conduction Disorder and <i>SCN5A</i> Mutation

Keywords

Brugada; child; broad QRS arrhythmias; SCN5A mutation

Cite This Article

Caruso, E., Farruggio, S., Pino, A. D., Guccione, P., Khorgami, M. (2022). Life Threatening Broad QRS Tachycardia in an Infant with Conduction Disorder and SCN5A Mutation. Congenital Heart Disease, 17(5), 551–556.



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