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Case 20

Rajkumar Rajendram, Javed Ehtisham and Colin Forfar

in Oxford Case Histories in Cardiology

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Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199556786
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753305 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199556786.003.0162

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 20

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A 72-year-old woman presented to the ED with a 4-week history of fever, cough, and mild wheeze. Her past medical history included treated hypertension, gastro-oesophageal reflux, and falls with transient loss of consciousness. After each fall she had regained consciousness rapidly on lying flat and so the syncope was thought to be vasovagal in origin. However, the falls had never been formally investigated. She was taking bendroflumethazide 2.5 mg once daily (od), amlodipine 5 mg od, omeprazole 30 mg od, and aspirin 75 mg od.

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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