Acute rheumatic fever presenting with severe endocarditis involving four valves, and ventricular tachycardia

Ramoglu M. G. , Epcacan S., Yesilbas O.

CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG, vol.29, no.1, pp.78-81, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1047951118001518
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG
  • Page Numbers: pp.78-81


Acute rheumatic fever is the most commonly acquired heart disease in developing countries. The most common cardiac presentation is valvular disease. Although some rhythm disturbances may occur during the acute stages of the disease, ventricular tachycardia is extremely rare. Here, a case of acute rheumatic fever with severe endocarditis involving four valves and ventricular tachycardia is presented.