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The combination of risk factors for sudden death in a resuscitated elderly patient with an exceptional cause of left ventricular hypertrophy

Authors
  • Tavernier, René
  • Hutse, W
  • Jordaens, Luc
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1999
Source
Ghent University Institutional Archive
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Language
English
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Abstract

The work-up of a previously asymptomatic 72-year-old man presenting with sudden cardiac death revealed a coarctation of the aorta as the cause of arterial hypertension, severe left ventricular hypertrophy, in combination with coronary artery disease with an apical myocardial infarction, severe autonomic dysfunction, and AV-nodal reentrant tachycardia, All these elements and their complex, probably synergistic interactions might have been involved in the development of sudden cardiac death.

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