The cardiac paradox of losing weight: a case of gastro-cardiac syndrome

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Submitted: August 16, 2022
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Published: September 13, 2022
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Thanks to an unusual reversible cause of reflex syncope, a young physician avoided pacemaker implantation. We present the treatment of a bizarre case of gastro-cardiac syndrome, an often-overlooked clinical entity.

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Natale, Francesco, Riccardo Molinari, Simona Covino, Roberta Alfieri, and Giovanni Cimmino. 2022. “The Cardiac Paradox of Losing Weight: A Case of Gastro-Cardiac Syndrome”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 93 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2022.2409.