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Jul 08 2010

Syncope due to prolonged asystole: an indication for pacing?

Christodoulides T, Ioannides M, Yiangou K, Nicolaides E

Abstract

We present the case of a patient who developed prolonged asystole during an ophthalmologic operation leading to loss of consciousness. The patient reported two syncopal episodes in the past. Reproduction of asystole and syncope by head-up tilt testing confirmed the diagnosis of neurocardiogenic syncope. Whether the implantation of a pacemaker is beneficial in such cases remains questionable

Η εργασία αυτή δημοσιεύτηκε στο περιοδικό Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine

J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2010 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print]