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Interpolated Bigeminy Ventricular Premature Contractions Due To Cardiac Compression Occurred By A Left Pleural Effusion: A Case Report
 
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Çorlu Sifa Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Tekirdağ, Turkey
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Çorlu Sifa Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tekirdağ, Turkey
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Yüzüncü Yıl University, Medical Faculty, Department of Cardiology, Van, Turkey
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Niyazi Güler   

Yüzüncü Yıl Ü. Tıp F. Araştırma Hastanesi, Van, Türkiye Fax: 904322168352, Tel: 905323736689
Online publish date: 2006-01-15
Publish date: 2006-01-15
 
Eur J Gen Med 2006;3(1):29–31
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We described interpolated bigeminy ventricular premature contractions due to cardiac compression by a large left pleural effusion during exercise test. A 68-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for further examination of chest oppression. His history included a rheumatoid arthritis for more than 20 years and multiple admissions to the hospital. He had been on indomethacin (75 mg/daily) in partial remission for more than 1 year. Laboratory findings of thoracentesis fluid revealed that the cause of pleural effusion was rheumatoid arthritis. He had no diabetes mellitus, thyrotoxicosis, myopericarditis, ischemic or valvular heart disease.
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