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Recurrent Syncope: An Unusual Complication of Hypertensive Heart Disease

To the Editor: Syncope accompanied by outflow tract obstruction most commonly is associated with obstructive forms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Outflow tract obstruction also may be seen in select diseases that cause ventricular hypertrophy, including aortic valve replacement for aortic valve stenosis, myocardial infarction, and pheochromocytoma. Initially described by Brock, there have been several reports of hypertension implicated […]

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Tumor Melt

Tumor Melt: Primary Effusion Lymphoma of the Heart A 45-year-old African-American man with a history of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome presented with exertional syncope. Other pertinent symptoms included progressive dyspnea, lower-extremity edema, poor appetite, fevers, and 60-lb weight loss. The outpatient medication regimen included tenofovir/emtricitabine, ritonavir, and atazanavir with a CD4 count of 173 and a […]

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May 2011: New articles in press posted on AJM’s website

Several new articles in press were uploaded to The American Journal of Medicine’s website this week — along with the new May 2011 issue. Here are links to some of the new case studies now online… Elephantiasic Thyroid Dermopathy Bath Salts as a “Legal High” Hydroxycitric Acid Dietary Supplement-Related Herbal Nephropathy

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Fainting with HIV

When a man with untreated human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection presented with recurrent episodes of syncope, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) yielded a novel etiology. The patient, a 51-year-old Puerto Rican man, presented to our clinic with cough, hemoptysis, night sweats, and recurrent syncopal episodes. He described intermittent episodes of fainting, increasing in frequency, for 3 […]

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Incidence and Mortality Rates of Syncope in the United States

Syncope remains a common cause of hospital admission. The hospital mortality rate for syncope is low, but the risk of death increases with age, male gender, and severe comorbidity index. A better definition and a nationally implemented care path for syncope diagnosis could provide a substantial cost savings. Abstract Purpose Syncope is a common cause […]

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