A teenager in atrial fibrillation. A worrying family history. A very unusual looking ECG. Can you put together the Familial Fibrillation puzzle?
Ventricular fibrillation and sudden death triggered by a blunt, non penetrating, and often innocent appearing unintentional blow to the chest without damage to the ribs, sternum, or heart (and in the absence of underlying cardiovascular disease) constitute an event know as commotio cordis, which translates from the Latin as agitation of the heart.