Nigerian Journal of Cardiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 148--150

Recurrent palpitation and supraventricular tachycardia in a patient with a restrictive ventricular septal defect


Abubakar Yerima1, Bello Abdullahi Ibrahim2, Faruk Buba1, Mohammed Abdullahi Talle1 
1 Department of Medicine, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
2 Department of Paediatrics, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abubakar Yerima
Department of Medicine, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri
Nigeria

Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is the most commonly recognized congenital heart disease. The presentation in patients with VSD is variable depending on the size, location, hemodynamic consequences, and complications including bacterial endocarditis, pulmonary hypertension, and cardiac arrhythmias. The most common cardiac arrhythmias in unoperated VSD are premature ventricular contractions (isolated, couplets, and multiform). We present a case of supraventricular tachycardia, an uncommon occurrence, presenting with recurrent syncope in a 42-year-old female with restrictive VSD.


How to cite this article:
Yerima A, Ibrahim BA, Buba F, Talle MA. Recurrent palpitation and supraventricular tachycardia in a patient with a restrictive ventricular septal defect.Nig J Cardiol 2020;17:148-150


How to cite this URL:
Yerima A, Ibrahim BA, Buba F, Talle MA. Recurrent palpitation and supraventricular tachycardia in a patient with a restrictive ventricular septal defect. Nig J Cardiol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Jun 26 ];17:148-150
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