Life threatening bradycardia requiring temporary transvenous pacemaker in spinal cord injury


KÜÇÜK M., öncel C. R., Ucar M., YILDIRIM A. B.

Gazi Medical Journal, vol.28, no.1, pp.51-52, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.12996/gmj.2017.15
  • Journal Name: Gazi Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-52
  • Keywords: Spinal injury, bradycardia, cardiac pacemaker, ASYSTOLE
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

© Copyright 2017 by Gazi University Medical Faculty.Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a real health problem and cardiovascular disorders are the most common cause of mortality in SCI. Bradycardia in patients with spinal cord injury is related with autonomic instability and may be resistant to pharmacologic therapy. In this study, we report a case of life threatening bradycardia requiring temporary transvenous pace maker implantation in spinal cord injury. Placement of a temporary transvenous pace maker can be life saving in acute phase in spinal cord injury and all patients with spinal cord injury regardless of the level and severity should be closely monitored.