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Short PR intervals and tachyarrhythmias in Fabry's disease.
  1. J. Efthimiou,
  2. J. McLelland,
  3. D. J. Betteridge


    Two brothers with Fabry's disease presenting with palpitations were found to have intermittent supraventricular tachycardias. Their electrocardiograms, when symptom-free, revealed short PR intervals consistent with ventricular pre-excitation. Treatment of one of the brothers with verapamil resulted in improvement of the palpitations and reduction in frequency of the tachycardia. Recurrent supraventricular tachycardia associated with ventricular pre-excitation has not previously been described in Fabry's disease. Evidence suggests that this complication may be due to glycolipid deposition in the conducting system around the atrioventricular node.

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