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- Received January 8, 2020
- Revision received April 19, 2020
- Accepted April 20, 2020
- Published online September 16, 2020.
- J. Matthijs Biesbroek, MD, PhDa,b,∗ (, )
- Martijn C. Post, MD, PhDc,d,
- Simone H. Hijlkema, MDa and
- Selma C. Tromp, MD, PhDa
- aDepartment of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
- bDepartment of Neurology, UMC Utrecht Brain Center, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands
- cDepartment of Cardiology, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
- dDepartment of Cardiology, Utrecht University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands
- ↵∗Address for correspondence
: Dr. J. Matthijs Biesbroek, Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584CX, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
We report a patient with transient loss of consciousness preceded by hallucinations caused by cardiac syncope. The diagnosis was confirmed by simultaneous video-electrocardiogram-electroencephalogram recording of an event. The attacks no longer occurred after pacemaker implantation. Clinical features helpful in guiding decision making in transient loss of consciousness are discussed. (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.)
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- Received January 8, 2020.
- Revision received April 19, 2020.
- Accepted April 20, 2020.
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