Recurrent asystole resulting from high cervical spinal cord injuries

D. L. Franga, Michael L. Hawkins, R. S. Medeiros, D. Adewumi

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Abstract

Cervical spinal cord injury is a highly morbid condition frequently associated with cardiovascular instability. This instability may include bradyarrhythmias, as well as hypotension, and usually resolves in a relatively short time. However, over a 3-year period (January 2003-December, 2005), 5 of 30 patients with complete cervical spinal cord injuries seen at our Level I trauma center required placement of permanent cardiac pacemakers for recurrent bradycardia/asystolic events. Strong consideration for pacemaker placement should be given for those spinal cord-injured patients with symptomatic bradyarrhythmic events still occurring 2 weeks after injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-529
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Volume72
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

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Bradycardia
Heart Arrest
Spinal Cord Injuries
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Spinal Cord
Wounds and Injuries
Cervical Cord

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Franga, D. L., Hawkins, M. L., Medeiros, R. S., & Adewumi, D. (2006). Recurrent asystole resulting from high cervical spinal cord injuries. American Surgeon, 72(6), 525-529.

Recurrent asystole resulting from high cervical spinal cord injuries. / Franga, D. L.; Hawkins, Michael L.; Medeiros, R. S.; Adewumi, D.

In: American Surgeon, Vol. 72, No. 6, 01.12.2006, p. 525-529.

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Franga, DL, Hawkins, ML, Medeiros, RS & Adewumi, D 2006, 'Recurrent asystole resulting from high cervical spinal cord injuries', American Surgeon, vol. 72, no. 6, pp. 525-529.
Franga DL, Hawkins ML, Medeiros RS, Adewumi D. Recurrent asystole resulting from high cervical spinal cord injuries. American Surgeon. 2006 Dec 1;72(6):525-529.
Franga, D. L. ; Hawkins, Michael L. ; Medeiros, R. S. ; Adewumi, D. / Recurrent asystole resulting from high cervical spinal cord injuries. In: American Surgeon. 2006 ; Vol. 72, No. 6. pp. 525-529.
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