Карточка-задание по английскому языку на тему «MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_429»
«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_429»
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Suspected association of
ventricular arrhythmia with air pollution in a motorbike rider: a case report
Premature ventricular complexes
are to some extent a normal finding in healthy individuals and the prevalence
increases with age and is more common in men. Premature ventricular complexes
can occur in association with a variety of stimuli, and a lesser known cause is
the association between air pollution and ventricular arrhythmias.
A previously healthy man started
to ride a lightweight motorbike in heavy traffic. A few weeks later he was
admitted to hospital with premature ventricular complexes in bigeminy, which
decreased after a few days when he was not exposed to exhaust fumes. A few
weeks later he started using the motorbike again and the same symptoms
developed once more, only to subside when he stopped riding in heavy traffic.
Studies have shown an association
between air pollution and premature ventricular complexes and other kinds of
arrhythmias. The mechanism may be changes in cardiac autonomic function,
including heart rate and heart rate variability. Air pollution should be
considered when patients present with arrhythmias and no other causes are found.
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