Constitutional predisposition to vasovagal syncope: an additional risk factor in patients exposed to electrical injuries?

@article{Herlevsen1987ConstitutionalPT,
  title={Constitutional predisposition to vasovagal syncope: an additional risk factor in patients exposed to electrical injuries?},
  author={P. Herlevsen and P. Thorgaard Andersen},
  journal={British heart journal},
  year={1987},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={284-5}
}
An hour after a 220 V electric shock a patient who was susceptible to mild vasovagal symptoms in response to emotional stress had a severe episode of cardiac arrest in response to insertion of a cannula. No myocardial damage or conduction abnormalities were detected by serial 12 lead electrocardiograms. Patients with a history of vasovagal reactions may be at high risk of developing lethal sinus node or conduction disturbances after electrical injuries. Psychological stresses should be avoided… CONTINUE READING

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