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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 - p 331-333

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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