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Syncope During Competitive Events: Interrogating Heart Rate Monitor Watches May Be Useful!

  • Oscar Thabouillot (a1), Kevin Bostanci (a2), Francois Bouvier (a2), Nicolae Dumitrescu (a2), Maria Stéfuriac (a2), Philippe Paule (a2) and Nicolas-Charles Roche (a2)...
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This is a case report of a 45-year-old man who reported complete amnesia during the very first kilometer of a 10-km run. He was wearing a heart rate monitor (HRM). The interrogation of his HRM watch showed 200 bpm tachycardia beginning in the first kilometer and increasing up to 220 bpm during the last kilometer. The patient was asked to wear a Holter-monitor (Holter Research Laboratory; Helena, Montana USA) electrocardiogram (ECG) while practicing a training session. This examination allowed for the diagnosis of an adrenergic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) with an impressive auriculo-ventricular conduction over 260 bpm. This case highlights that non-medical devices, such as connected watches, can be helpful to diagnose arrhythmias.

Thabouillot O , Bostanci K , Bouvier F , Dumitrescu N , Stéfuriac M , Paule P , Roche NC . Syncope During Competitive Events: Interrogating Heart Rate Monitor Watches May Be Useful! Prehosp Disaster Med. 2017;32(6):691693

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Correspondence: Oscar Thabouillot, MD Emergency Department Begin Military Hospital 69 Avenue de ParisKe Saint-Mandé, France, E-mail: thabouillot@hotmail.com
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