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European Journal of General Medicine
Medical Investigations Society
ISSN: 1304-3897
Vol. 3, No. 1, 2006, pp. 29-31
Bioline Code: gm06006
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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European Journal of General Medicine, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2006, pp. 29-31

 en INTERPOLATED BIGEMINY VENTRICULAR PREMATURE CONTRACTIONS DUE TO CARDIAC COMPRESSION OF LEFT PLEURAL EFFUSION: A CASE REPORT
Aydin Akyüz , Cenap Özkara , Niyazi Güler , Hasibe Özkara

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.

Keywords
Pleural effusion, ventricular premature contraction, exercise test.

 
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