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Recurrent faints due to asystole in an adolescent boy
  1. R Soni1,
  2. G Soda2,
  3. K Schwarz3
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
  3. 3Department of Paediatrics, Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax, UK
  1. Correspondence to R Soni, Department of Paediatrics, Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax HX3 0PW, UK; roopali.soni{at}

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A 14-year-old boy was under follow-up with the paediatric team for recurrent fainting episodes. These episodes had started when he was 8 years old and the most recent one had occurred while he was sitting on a chair. The patient's father, who had died in a road traffic accident while riding a motorbike, had experienced similar episodes as a child. …

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