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Profound bradycardia associated with NIV removal

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Carlos Echevarria, Professor Stephen Bourke

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Abstract

A patient with lower-limb onset ALS presented with a one-month history of vasovagal episodes and a one-week history of cough productive of green sputum and lethargy. She was drowsy and in acute on chronic type-two respiratory failure. She responded to non-invasive ventilation, however she suffered recurrent episodes of profound bradycardia on removal of the mask, which gradually resolved over ten days. We have reviewed the literature and offer a potential explanation for these events.


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Author(s): Echevarria C, Bourke SC, Gibson GJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports

Year: 2012

Volume: 5

Pages: 73-75

Print publication date: 01/04/2012

ISSN (print): 2213-0071

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rmedc.2011.07.006

DOI: 10.1016/j.rmedc.2011.07.006


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