Life Threatening Bradycardia Requiring Temporary Transvenous Pacemaker in Spinal Cord Injury

  • Murathan Küçük akdeniz unıversity medical school
  • Can Ramazan Öncel ATATÜRK STATE HOSPİTAL
  • Mustafa Uçar akdeniz unıversity medical school
  • Aytül Belgi Yıldırım akdeniz unıversity medical school
Keywords: Spinal injury, bradycardia, cardiac pacemaker

Abstract

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 .

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Published
2016-12-26