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Sudden bradyarrhythmic death in dilated cardiomyopathy: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2460844     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An 18-year-old male presented with biventricular failure and atrial fibrillation. Detailed investigations revealed the diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy. He was put on medical treatment which resulted in symptomatic improvement. One year later he presented with 2 episodes of syncope, with no change in the routine electrocardiogram. A 24-hour ambulatory monitoring was done. The patient died suddenly while on the monitor. Analysis of the terminal event revealed a sudden complete heart block followed by asystole, an event described very rarely in the published literature.
S Radhakrishnan; U Kaul; V K Bahl; K K Talwar; M L Bhatia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1988 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-12-12     Completed Date:  1988-12-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1369-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / complications*
Bradycardia / complications*
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / complications*
Death, Sudden / etiology
Heart Arrest / etiology
Heart Block / etiology

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