n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - An endocrine cause of stupor after myocardial infarction : case report
|Article Title||An endocrine cause of stupor after myocardial infarction : case report|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town and 2 Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Nov 2012|
|Pages||430 - 431|
A 68-year-old woman presented with stupor (Glasgow coma score 11/15), severe sinus bradycardia (36 beats/minute) and bradypnoea (6 breaths/minute), after being bed-bound for a prolonged period owing to extreme lethargy. She was taking 200 mg amiodarone twice daily. The amiodarone had been initiated 9 months previously for arrhythmia control post-myocardial infarction.
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