A 43-year-old woman developed flulike symptoms for 1 week and lightheadedness. She was found in ventricular tachycardia at a rate of ≈160 beats per minute. Echocardiography revealed moderate left ventricular systolic dysfunction and no valvular abnormality. Coronary angiography was normal. Ventricular tachycardia was incessant. Treatment with intravenous antiarrhythmics was unsuccessful. She died 72 hours later of refractory ventricular tachycardia resulting in cardiogenic shock.
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