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European Journal of Emergency Medicine:
Case Report

Bradycardia related to hypoglycaemia

Navarro-Gutiérrez, Sergio; González-Martínez, Félix; Fernández-Pérez, Maria Teresa; García-Moreno, Maria Teresa; Ballester-Vidal, Maria Rosa; Pulido-Morillo, Francisco J.

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Abstract

Alterations in blood glucose levels are known to be involved in electrocardiogram changes. Various types of arrhythmias have been reported. We present here the case of an 81-year-old woman presenting with transient atrial fibrillation while being treated for hypoglycaemia with dextrose infusion, and finally developing a sinus rhythm. The presence of alterations in glucose blood levels should always be considered as a potential cause of transient atrial fibrillation.

© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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