Paroxysmal heart block triggered by sitting up: A usually undetected cause of cerebral ischemia

H. O. Klein, E. Di Segni, E. Kaplinsky

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Abstract

Modest postural changes may trigger symptoms of cerebral ischemia, and these are usually attributed to 'postural hypotension'. The mere act of sitting up in bed induced paroxysmal atrioventricular block with symptoms sufficiently severe to warrant pacemaker implantation, without changes in blood pressure, in two patients. These cases illustrate an easily treatable mechanism for posturally induced cerebral ischemia that may completely escape clinical detection if not looked for.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)648-650
Number of pages3
JournalHeart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care
Volume17
Issue number6 I
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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