Bidirectional ventricular tachycardia in rheumatic fever reactivation

Mohammad Iqbal, Andy Sukmadja, Rosa Syafitri, Giky Karwiky and Chaerul Achmad

International Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
Published: November 16 2018
Volume 6, Issue 4
Pages 120-123


Bidirectional ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a rare rhythm disorder, usually described in digitalis intoxication, fulminant myocarditis, familial catecholaminergic polymorphic VT, familial hypokalemic periodic paralysis, and aconitine poisoning. This case describes a young male with rheumatic fever reactivation (RFR) with manifestation of myocarditis and bidirectional ventricular tachycardia (BVT). A myocarditis with BVT in RFR had not been reported before.

Keywords: Bidirectional ventricular tachycardia, rheumatic fever reactivation.

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