Case 29

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:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 29

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A 44-year-old school teacher with no previous medical history was training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. She had recently increased the intensity of her exercise programme. Whilst running she felt ‘funny’ and so returned home. She visited a friend before going home, explained that she was ‘not feeling right’, collapsed, and lost consciousness at the front door. Her friend could not feel a pulse and so called for an ambulance and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The paramedics confirmed cardiac arrest and on connecting a monitor obtained the ECG rhythm strip in Fig. 29.1.

Chapter.  2061 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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