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Hemochromatosis as junctional tachycardia, a rare presentation

Ali Ghani, Irfan Ahsan, Charles Gottleib
  • Ali Ghani
    Department of Internal Medicine, Abington Jefferson Health System, Abington, PA, United States | ali.ghani@jefferson.edu
  • Irfan Ahsan
    Department of Internal Medicine, Abington Jefferson Health System, Abington, PA, United States
  • Charles Gottleib
    Department of Cardiology, Abington Jefferson Health, Abington, PA, United States

Abstract

We present here a 45-year-old male with no past medical problem who presented with palpitations. He was found to have supraventricular tachycardia intractable to medical therapy. Later his rhythm converted to junctional tachycardia. Further workup revealed hemochromatosis to be primary etiology causing the arrhythmia. The low index of suspicion for additional workup is key to diagnosis and successful outcome.

Keywords

Supraventricular tachycardia; atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia; atrioventricular reciprocating.

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Submitted: 2017-05-11 05:55:06
Published: 2017-08-03 11:02:05
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