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Injecting a Ventricular Tachycardia into the heart; a unique case report
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  • Anthoula Plevritaki,
  • Emmanuel Kanoupakis,
  • Emmanuel Koutalas,
  • George L. Lazopoulos,
  • Alexandros P. Patrianakos,
  • Εmmanuel Foukarakis,
  • Dimitriοs Lempidakis,
  • Paris Kalogerakos,
  • Dimitrios Koutentakis,
  • George E. Kochiadakis
Anthoula Plevritaki
Cardiology Department University Hospital of Heraklion Heraklion Greece
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Emmanuel Kanoupakis
Cardiology Department University Hospital of Heraklion Heraklion Greece
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Emmanuel Koutalas
Cardiology Department University Hospital of Heraklion Heraklion Greece
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George L. Lazopoulos
Cardiac Surgery Unit University Hospital of Heraklion Heraklion Greece
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Alexandros P. Patrianakos
Cardiology Department University Hospital of Heraklion Heraklion Greece
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Εmmanuel Foukarakis
Cardiology Department Venizeleion General Hospital of Heraklion Heraklion Greece
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Dimitriοs Lempidakis
Cardiology Department University Hospital of Heraklion Heraklion Greece
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Paris Kalogerakos
Cardiac Surgery Unit University Hospital of Heraklion Heraklion Greece
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Dimitrios Koutentakis
Neurosurgery Department Venizeleion General Hospital of Heraklion Heraklion Greece
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George E. Kochiadakis
Cardiology Department University Hospital of Heraklion Heraklion Greece
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Abstract

A 52-year-old woman presented with malignant ventricular arrthythmogenesis intraoperatively during kyphoplasty for an osteoporotic fracture of a lumbar vertebra. No previous cardiovascular condition was known. Causes of arrhythmogenesis associated with the procedure were excluded. Due to her positive family history for dilated cardiomyopathy, upcoming thoughts were made for unmasking a previous asymptomatic cardiomyopathy. Nevertheless, an intracardiac cement embolism was diagnosed and, finally, the patient underwent an open heart surgery with successful removal of the cardiac cement while no new arrhythmogenic episode was recorded during follow up.
19 Sep 2022Submitted to Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
19 Sep 2022Assigned to Editor
19 Sep 2022Submission Checks Completed
21 Sep 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned