Aborted sudden cardiac death in a young soldier with concomitant hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Sunwon Kim, Woohyuk Song, Sung Soon Kim

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We present a young soldier presenting with aborted sudden cardiac death, who was found to have concomitant hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Along with pathological haemodynamic features of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an easily-inducible re-entrant tachycardia was clearly documented in our patient. Given the fatal potential of supraventricular tachycardia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, we postulated that his tachyarrhythmia could potentially trigger the event. Upon his refusal to receive implantable cardioverter/defibrillator therapy, we ablated anatomical arrhythmogenic substrate instead, and he remained uneventfully over 3 years on β-blocker.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-255
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology in the Young
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 1



  • hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • Sudden cardiac death
  • ventricular fibrillation
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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