Palpitations: Could they be neurogenic? A case report

Revital Gandelman-Marton, Yoram Segev, Jacques Theitler, Jose Martin Rabey, Lea Pollak

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Background: Palpitations usually occur in patients with arrhythmias of cardiac origion, in conditions associated with increased catecholamine levels, and in psychiatric disorders. A rare etiology of palpitations is seizures with autonomic features. Review Summary: We report a 24-year-old man with a several-week history of episodic palpitations, weakness, dizziness, and presyncopal phenomena. Subsequent events included loss of consciousness, with postevent confusion and tonic movements. A low-grade astrocytoma was diagnosed in the right frontal lobe. Conclusion: This case emphasizes the importance of detailed history in the diagnosis of epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-162
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Astrocytoma
  • Palpitations
  • Seizure


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