Title

Belhassen Ventricular Tachycardia in a Child

Affiliations

Advocate Children's Heart Institute

Abstract

First reported in 1981, idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia (VT) of the Belhassen type is characterized during electrocardiography (ECG) by a right bundle branch pattern and left axis deviation. We report the case of a 15-year-old Hispanic male who, during a routine evaluation ECG to support sports participation, was found to have nonsustained monomorphic VT. Prior to his exercise treadmill test, his physical examination and echocardiogram were normal. Then, during preparation for the exercise treadmill test, the ECG showed sustained monomorphic VT with a right bundle branch block pattern and superior QRS axis, suggesting a diagnosis of Belhassen VT.

Document Type

Article

PubMed ID

33654570

DOI

10.19102/icrm.2021.120207

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