Case 3: A Strange Computerized ECG Interpretation
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A 38-year-old man is scheduled for vasectomy reversal. He is healthy except for a history of several anxiety attacks, after a death of his youngest child, 6 months before this procedure. His symptoms included shortness of breath, palpitations, and dizziness. He denies any history of cardiac or neurological disease, syncope, exercise-induced chest symptoms, and any family risk factors for coronary artery disease. He states he is fit and his wife concurred that he exercises regularly. Since the patient was deemed healthy and not scheduled for major surgery, he was not evaluated in the Anesthesia Preoperative Assessment Clinic prior to surgery.
KeywordsECG Bradycardia General anesthesia IV Anxiety Vaso-vagal attack
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