An atypical case of vagally mediated atrial fibrillation in an elderly woman: Electrocardiographic caveats to diagnosis

Chenni S. Sriram, Gerald V. Naccarelli, Jerry C. Luck

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Abstract

Vagally mediated paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is typically described to occur in otherwise healthy young-to-middle aged males during periods of high vagal tone. We report a case of cardioinhibitory type neurocardiogenic syncope associated with atrial fibrillation in an elderly female during episodes of nausea. This was replicated during tilt-table testing. The atrial fibrillation was part of a unique snap shot of the entire electrophysiological spectrum of the vagal response captured in detail in this index patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)734-737
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Electrocardiology
Volume47
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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