Deglutition syncope associated with ventricular asystole in a patient with permanent atrial fibrillation

Ga Yeon Lee, Bok Soon Chang, Jae Uk Song, Chang Soo Ok, Seo Young Sohn, Hyun Chul Jo, Hye Jin Noh, Soo Hee Choi, Jun Hyung Kim, June Soo Kim

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Abstract

Deglutition syncope is a situational syncope that is diagnosed only by a detailed history. We report deglutition syncope in a 62-year-old man, who had permanent atrial fibrillation. The patient had no structural or functional abnormalities of the esophagus. During syncopal attacks, his electrocardiography showed ventricular asystole that was sustained for 12 seconds. The patient was successfully treated by implantation of a permanent pacemaker.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Circulation Journal
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010 Feb 1

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Deglutition
  • Syncope

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    Lee, G. Y., Chang, B. S., Song, J. U., Ok, C. S., Sohn, S. Y., Jo, H. C., Noh, H. J., Choi, S. H., Kim, J. H., & Kim, J. S. (2010). Deglutition syncope associated with ventricular asystole in a patient with permanent atrial fibrillation. Korean Circulation Journal, 40(2), 99-101. https://doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2010.40.2.99