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Title: A Woman in Her Late 50s With Palpitations and Light-headedness.
Authors: Abdelaty, Ahmed M. S. E. K.
Hetherington, Simon L.
Levelt, Eylem
First Published: 20-Dec-2017
Publisher: American Medical Association (AMA)
Citation: JAMA Cardiology, 2018, 3 (3), pp. 262-263
Abstract: A white woman in her late 50s presented with palpitations, breathlessness, chest pain, and episodes of light-headedness. Her risk profile included a family history of sudden cardiac death: her cousin died unexpectedly in his mid-40s while playing football. A physical examination showed no remarkable findings. Her systolic blood pressure was 125 mm Hg, diastolic blood pressure was 70 mm Hg, and resting heart rate was 52 beats/min. Portions of her electrocardiogram (Figure 1A) and 24-hour Holter monitoring trace (Figure 1B) are shown. Echocardiographic findings included mildly impaired systolic function (left ventricular ejection fraction, 45%-50%) but were otherwise normal. Coronary angiography was performed and revealed normal coronary arteries.
DOI Link: 10.1001/jamacardio.2017.3402
eISSN: 2380-6591
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2017, American Medical Association (AMA). Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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