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Vasospasm-induced heart block.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12968775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A syncopal episode in an elderly patient with a history of carotid disease, multiple cardiac risk factors, and new onset chest pain presents diagnostic challenges. This case study describes the experience of a woman with coronary vasospasm accompanied by conduction deficits. The patient's history, diagnostic work-up, and treatment program are presented. The relationship between the coronary artery anatomic defects and the conduction abnormalities are discussed.
K McCauley; C Lloyd; H C Herrmann; B B Pavri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular nursing     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0889-4655     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Nurs     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-12     Completed Date:  2003-10-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703516     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-8     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
Coronary Vasospasm / complications*
Heart Block / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Heart Conduction System / radionuclide imaging
Syncope / etiology

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