versão ISSN 1029-3019
REYES SANCHEZ, Raúl Ernesto et al. Restrictive cardiomyopathy in an elderly. MEDISAN [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.3, pp. 369-373. ISSN 1029-3019.
The clinical report of an elderly with history of prostate adenocarcinoma and ischemic cerebrovascular disease presumptively embolic, with complete arrhythmia due to auricular fibrillation is described. He attended the cardiology visit of the "Saturnino Lora" Provincial Teaching Clinical Surgical Hospital in Santiago de Cuba because he presented symptoms of tiredness, dyspnea and transitory loss of consciousness several times. Additional tests were conducted to decide whether to place a permanent pacemaker due to sinusal dysfunction as he was diagnosed a restrictive cardiomyopathy.
Palavras-chave : elderly; restrictive cardiomyopathy; permanent pacemaker; cardiology visit; secondary health care.