Case 59: A 69-Year-Old Man with Recurrent Syncope
This 69-year-old man is admitted after a nocturnal episode of loss of consciousness and seizures, that was witnessed by his wife. He was pale, pulseless and stopped breathing. His wife started CPR and called 911. When the ambulance came he had recovered consciousness and no arrhythmia was documented. He had suffered from two similar episodes 5 and 3 months before. In hospital the serum troponin level is transiently elevated to 2.03. Non-invasive functional cardiac studies, echocardiogram and coronary angiography are normal.
ECG ID: E347