Annals of Thoracic Medicine
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 127--128

Asthma-like attacks terminated by slow pathway ablation


Selcuk Ozturk1, Hasan Turhan2, Ertan Yetkin3 
1 Department of Cardiology, Izzet Baysal Hospital, Bolu, Turkey
2 Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey
3 Department of Cardiology, Private Yenisehir Hospital, Mersin, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Selcuk Ozturk
Department of Cardiology, Izzet Baysal Hospital, Bolu
Turkey

Asthma is a chronic airway disease in which the pathological mechanisms are reversible airway obstruction, bronchial hyper reactivity, and constriction of the lower airways. Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a common arrhythmia which originates above the bundle of His and causing heart rates exceeding 150 beats/min. SVT patients present with palpitation, chest pain, chest discomfort, dyspnea, hyperventilation, and lightheadedness, occasionally. Besides, extraordinary presentations of SVT are available in literature. In this report, we describe a case of a patient presenting with treatment-resistant asthma-like attacks lasting for 20 years whom was suspected SVT as an underlying etiology and treated by slow pathway radiofrequency ablation.


How to cite this article:
Ozturk S, Turhan H, Yetkin E. Asthma-like attacks terminated by slow pathway ablation.Ann Thorac Med 2017;12:127-128


How to cite this URL:
Ozturk S, Turhan H, Yetkin E. Asthma-like attacks terminated by slow pathway ablation. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Jun 30 ];12:127-128
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