Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of sustained ventricular tachycardia revealing cardiac lipoma in sub-Saharan Africa: a case report of a 31-year old woman in Cameroon

Ahmadou Musa Jingi, Jerome Boombhi, Liliane Mfeukeu-Kuate, Ba Hamadou, Ali Abas, Pierre Mintom, Alain Menanga


Sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) can cause sudden death if untreated. VT poses diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in low-income countries. The burden of VT in our setting is not known. We report the case of a 31-year-old woman with VT revealing cardiac lipoma seen in a tertiary hospital in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The initial presentation was suggestive of peri-partum cardiomyopathy. This rare case highlights the challenges in the diagnosis and management of VT associated with cardiac lipoma in SSA.