Intractable Rare Dis Res. 2015;4(3):159-161. (DOI: 10.5582/irdr.2015.01030)

Ventricular fibrillation development following atrial fibrillation after the ingestion of sildenaphil in a patient with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.

Inci S, Izgu I, Aktas H, Dogan P, Dogan A


Complications in the accessory pathway in Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome could cause different clinical conditions by inducing different arrhythmias. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of these arrhythmias and is important as it causes life-threatening arrhythmias. It is known that some drugs, underlying cardiac diseases, and the number of accessory pathways, cause a predisposition to this condition. In the current report, we presented a patient with WPW who was admitted to the emergency department with AF, wide QRS and a rapid ventricular response that progressed to ventricular fibrillation.

KEYWORDS: Atrial fibrillation, sildenaphil, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

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