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Cardiac syncope due to transient coronary artery occlusion: the role of percutaneous angioplasty.
  1. S. Burn,
  2. R. Schilling,
  3. G. C. Kaye
  1. Department of Cardiology, Hull Royal Infirmary, North Humberside, UK.


    A case of cardiac syncope is presented, associated with single vessel coronary disease. The mechanism of the syncope would appear to be a ventricular arrhythmia with transmural myocardial ischaemia due to transient occlusion of the diseased coronary artery. The symptoms and electrocardiographic abnormalities were reproduced and subsequently abolished by percutaneous coronary angioplasty.

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