Interpolated Bigeminy Ventricular Premature Contractions Due To Cardiac Compression Occurred By A Left Pleural Effusion: A Case Report
Aydın Akyüz 1, Cenap Özkara 2, Niyazi Güler 3 * , Hasibe Özkara 1
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1 Çorlu Sifa Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Tekirdağ, Turkey
2 Çorlu Sifa Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tekirdağ, Turkey
3 Yüzüncü Yıl University, Medical Faculty, Department of Cardiology, Van, Turkey
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Abstract

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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Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82357

EUR J GEN MED, 2006 - Volume 3 Issue 1, pp. 29-31

Publication date: 15 Jan 2006

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