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Cardiac arrest during recovery after tilt-induced vasodepressor syncope in a 76-year old man

Zyśko, Dorota; Fedorowski, Artur LU and Sutton, Richard (2016) In Journal of Acute Medicine 6(3). p.67-69
Abstract

A 76-year-old man with a history of frequent syncope in youth and in the last 5 years was referred for a head-up tilt test. During the head-up tilt test, he developed a classical vasovagal reflex syncope. On immediate return to the supine position, the patient regained consciousness. Shortly afterward, the heart rate slowed distinctly and the patient became unresponsive with undetectable blood pressure. Chest compressions were initiated with return of spontaneous circulation 2 minutes later. Thereafter, the patient regained consciousness without neurological sequelae. This case illustrates cardiac arrest due to prolonged vasovagal reflex.

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cardiac arrest, reflex syncope, resuscitation
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Journal of Acute Medicine
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6
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3
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Elsevier
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2211-5587
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10.1016/j.jacme.2016.05.002
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English
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  author       = {Zyśko, Dorota and Fedorowski, Artur and Sutton, Richard},
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  keyword      = {cardiac arrest,reflex syncope,resuscitation},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {09},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {67--69},
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  series       = {Journal of Acute Medicine},
  title        = {Cardiac arrest during recovery after tilt-induced vasodepressor syncope in a 76-year old man},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacme.2016.05.002},
  volume       = {6},
  year         = {2016},
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