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Unmasking of sinus node dysfunction by ajmaline.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2737785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 75-year-old male with bifascicular block presented with recurrent giddiness and presyncope. Prolonged monitoring of the cardiac rhythm did not reveal any arrhythmia. Electrophysiological evaluation, including an ajmaline stress test, was performed. Ajmaline had an unusual effect. It reproducibly induced sinus arrest and thus unmasked a latent sick sinus syndrome.
Authors:
R Bajaj; U Kaul; J Narula
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-10     Completed Date:  1989-08-10     Revised Date:  2006-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  402-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Ajmaline / diagnostic use*
Electrocardiography
Electrophysiology
Humans
Male
Sick Sinus Syndrome / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
4360-12-7/Ajmaline

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