Upile, T; Jerjes, W; El Maaytah, M; Singh, S; Hopper, C; Mahil, J; (2006) Reversible atrial fibrillation secondary to a mega-oesophagus. In: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders.
Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, and it increases in prevalence with advancing age to about 5% in people older than 65 years. Case presentation: We present a rare case of atrial fibrillation secondary to a mega-oesophagus occurring in an 84-years-old Caucasian woman. The patient had a history of progressive dysphagia and the accumulation of food debris lead to mega-oesophagus. Conclusion: The diagnosis was made by barium swallow and electrocardiogram; evacuations of 300 ml of the food debris lead to complete resolution of the arrhythmia. The possible aetiology leading to this AF is discussed. © 2006 Upile et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
|Title:||Reversible atrial fibrillation secondary to a mega-oesophagus|
|Open access status:||An open access publication|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute > Clinical Research|
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute > Maxillofacial, Diagnostic, Medical and Surgical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of) > Research Department of General Surgery
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