Repeated Syncope Following COVID-19 Infection.

Publication date: Mar 04, 2024

A 74-year-old woman presented to our hospital with syncope after a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection. Upon admission, she passed out, and an 8-second sinus arrest was detected during telemetry monitoring. During the next syncope episode, telemetry monitoring showed that her heart rate decreased from 80 to 36 bpm, accompanied by a 2. 4-second pause. A permanent pacemaker was implanted; however, the patient still experienced syncope. The head-up tilt test revealed a vasodepressor reflex syncope. The need for permanent pacemakers in patients with syncope following COVID-19 therefore remains controversial.

Concepts Keywords
Arrest COVID-19
Coronavirus pacemaker
Hospital reflex syncope
Old sick sinus syndrome
Pacemakers sinus arrest


Type Source Name
disease MESH Syncope
disease MESH COVID-19
disease MESH Infection
disease MESH sick sinus syndrome

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