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Severe bradycardia following electrical cardioversion for atrial tachyarrhythmias in patients with acute myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2295248     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bradycardia following electrical cardioversion is an uncommon complication. The present report describes three patients who developed life-threatening bradycardia following electrical cardioversion for atrial tachyarrhythmias in the setting of an acute myocardial infarction. All three patients had multivessel coronary artery disease with a totally occluded right coronary artery and a possibility of ischemic sinus node dysfunction. When electrical cardioversion is undertaken for new onset of atrial tachyarrhythmia in the setting of an acute myocardial infarction, measures for immediate, temporary pacing should be easily available.
P M Mehta; B R Reddy; J Lesser; P E Carson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1990 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-02-14     Completed Date:  1990-02-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Bradycardia / etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
Electric Countershock / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications*

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