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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.

European Journal of Emergency Medicine: December 2003 - Volume 10 - Issue 4 - pp 331-333
Case Report

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.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital Virgen de la Luz, Cuenca, Spain

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