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A 46-year-old African-American man presented to the emergency room after having a syncopal episode. The patient was at a friend’s house when he stood up, felt lightheaded, had associated chest discomfort that has been described as ‘elephant sitting on my chest’ and then collapsed. There was loss of consciousness transiently but no seizure-like activity. There was no personal or family history of arrhythmia or sudden cardiac death. He was a heavy smoker but denied other medical histories. The patient …
Contributors SM and FR directly cared for the patient and collected the data. SM, KS and FR wrote the manuscript.
Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent Obtained.
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