Stimulus-evoked sinus arrest in severe Guillain-Barre syndrome: A case report

Robert E. Minahan, Anish Bhardwaj, Thomas A. Traill, Daniel F. Hanley

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Abstract

Guillain-Barre syndrome, or acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy, is frequently accompanied by cardiac and autonomic dysfunction. We report a patient in whom minor autonomic stimulation by upgaze, tongue protrusion, opening the mouth against resistance, eyeball pressure, and carotid sinus massage produced asystole. The frequency of potentially lethal dysrhythmias in Guillain-Barre syndrome, coupled with the relative ease of cardiac pacing, makes recognition of these phenomena of utmost importance in affected patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1239-1242
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume47
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome
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Minahan, R. E., Bhardwaj, A., Traill, T. A., & Hanley, D. F. (1996). Stimulus-evoked sinus arrest in severe Guillain-Barre syndrome: A case report. Neurology, 47(5), 1239-1242.

Stimulus-evoked sinus arrest in severe Guillain-Barre syndrome : A case report. / Minahan, Robert E.; Bhardwaj, Anish; Traill, Thomas A.; Hanley, Daniel F.

In: Neurology, Vol. 47, No. 5, 11.1996, p. 1239-1242.

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Minahan, RE, Bhardwaj, A, Traill, TA & Hanley, DF 1996, 'Stimulus-evoked sinus arrest in severe Guillain-Barre syndrome: A case report', Neurology, vol. 47, no. 5, pp. 1239-1242.
Minahan, Robert E. ; Bhardwaj, Anish ; Traill, Thomas A. ; Hanley, Daniel F. / Stimulus-evoked sinus arrest in severe Guillain-Barre syndrome : A case report. In: Neurology. 1996 ; Vol. 47, No. 5. pp. 1239-1242.
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