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Annals of Geriatric Education and Medical Sciences


Pulmonary embolism (PE) presenting as recurrent paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) in an elderly female: A case report


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Author Details : Ankita Kapse, Sourya Acharya

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2017

Article Page : 54-55


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Abstract

Pulmonary embolism (PE) usually has multiple presentations. Arrhythmias as sole manifestation of PE is usually rare. In elderly population arrhythmias with PE are usually blamed on concomitant coronary artery disease (CAD). We present a case of a 75 year old lady who presented with recurrent PSVT and was subsequently diagnosed as PE.

Keywords:
PE, CAD, PSVT

How to cite : Kapse A, Acharya S, Pulmonary embolism (PE) presenting as recurrent paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) in an elderly female: A case report. Ann Geriatr Educ Med Sci 2017;4(2):54-55

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