CardioNerds(Amit Goyal&Daniel Ambinder) join Summa Health cardiology fellows (Jack Hornick, Phoo Pwint Nandar, and Sideris Facaros) for a hike on the Towpath Trail at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Akron, Ohio! They discuss an informative case of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) complicated by ventricular tachycardia & cardiogenic shock. Dr. Kenneth Varian provides the E-CPR and program director, Dr. Marc Penn provides a message for applicants. Episode notes were developed by Johns Hopkins internal medicine resident,Eunice Dugan,with mentorship from University of Maryland cardiology fellowKaran Desai.
Episode graphic by Dr. Carine Hamo
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A female in her 40s withno past medical history presented6 years priorwithacute onset dizziness, palpitations and fatigue without chest pain. She had no family history of arrythmias, SCD, or prior syncope. Her heart rate was 170 bpm and EKG showed wide complex, regular tachycardia felt to be VT.She underwent synchronized cardioversion to sinus rhythm. Her baseline EKG showed sinus bradycardia with low voltage, incomplete RBBB, and ventricular ectopy. Labs were unrevealing, and social history was negative for toxic insults or illicit substance abuse. TTE showed preserved LVEF and normal valves, but RV was dilated with decreased systolic function.