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Case report
Recurrent cardiac arrest due to electro-mechanical dissociation in a patient with variant angina – a case report

Adam Curyło, Piotr Jankowski, Małgorzata Brzozowska-Kiszka, Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(4):419-422.

open access

Vol 64, No 4 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-04-27
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of a 44-year-old male with recurrent episodes of cardiac arrest in the course of Prinzmetal’s angina. Episodes of variant angina can be life threatening due to episodes of advanced atrioventricular block, asystole, ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. It has been suggested to implantant an ICD in all patients with variant angina after cardiac arrest. This patient received an ICD, however, he died suddenly 6 months later. The possible mechanism of cardiac arrest was an electromechanical dissociation.

Abstract

We present a case of a 44-year-old male with recurrent episodes of cardiac arrest in the course of Prinzmetal’s angina. Episodes of variant angina can be life threatening due to episodes of advanced atrioventricular block, asystole, ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. It has been suggested to implantant an ICD in all patients with variant angina after cardiac arrest. This patient received an ICD, however, he died suddenly 6 months later. The possible mechanism of cardiac arrest was an electromechanical dissociation.
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Keywords

Prinzmetal’s angina; sudden cardiac death; ICD

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Title

Case report
Recurrent cardiac arrest due to electro-mechanical dissociation in a patient with variant angina – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 4 (2006)

Pages

419-422

Published online

2006-04-27

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(4):419-422.

Keywords

Prinzmetal’s angina
sudden cardiac death
ICD

Authors

Adam Curyło
Piotr Jankowski
Małgorzata Brzozowska-Kiszka
Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz

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