Swimming-triggered aborted sudden cardiac death in a patient with Andersen-Tawil syndrome

Int J Cardiol. 2006 Sep 20;112(2):e45-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2006.02.028. Epub 2006 Jul 21.


In this report we describe the case of a 42-year-old woman who experienced an episode of near drowning during recreational swimming. A diagnosis of Andersen-Tawil syndrome was made based on the patient's dysmorphic features, characteristic T-U-wave patterns and ventricular arrhythmias. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a swimming-triggered cardiac event in a patient with Andersen-Tawil syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac
  • Electrophysiologic Techniques, Cardiac
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immersion
  • Near Drowning / etiology*
  • Potassium Channels, Voltage-Gated / genetics
  • Swimming*
  • Syndrome
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular
  • Water


  • KCNE2 protein, human
  • Potassium Channels, Voltage-Gated
  • Water