Chronic cough and tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in a patient with idiopathic frequent, monomorphic premature ventricular contractions

Hasdemir C., Musayev O., Kehribar D., Kartal Y., Can L. H.

PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, vol.36, no.5, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2011.03236.x
  • Journal Name: PACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: chronic cough, idiopathic ventricular arrhythmia, premature ventricular contraction, tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy, ventricular tachycardia
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


A 70-year-old woman presented with a 1-year history of dry cough. Extensive work-up ruled out common causes of chronic cough. She was found to have very frequent, monomorphic premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) and mild-to-moderate left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Propafenone 450 mg/day resulted in complete resolution of her cough and disappearance of PVCs within 24 hours of initiation. One month after the initiation of propafenone therapy, left ventricular ejection fraction normalized and her chronic cough resolved completely. ©2011, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.