Gastrocardiac Syndrome: A Forgotten Entity
Symptomatic bradycardia due to gastric distension is a rarely reported entity in the field of medicine. The mechanism of gastrointestinal distention that contributes to bradycardia is complex. A 75-year-old female with recurrent episodes of dizziness in the setting of gastric distension was found to have severe sinus bradycardia which resolved upon resolution of gastric distension. No structural or functional abnormality of heart was found. The patient was treated with permanent pacemaker implantation due to recurrent episodes of dizziness in the setting of sinus bradycardia.
Saeed, M., Bhandohal, J., Visco, F., Pekler, G., & Mushiyev, S. (2018). Gastrocardiac Syndrome: A Forgotten Entity. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 36 (8), 1525.e5-1525.e7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2018.05.002