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Profound Sinus Node Dysfunction in Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Limbic Encephalitis
Article first published online: 14 JUN 2011
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Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume 36, Issue 3, pages e90–e92, March 2013
How to Cite
CHIA, P.-L., TAN, K. and FOO, D. (2013), Profound Sinus Node Dysfunction in Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Limbic Encephalitis. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 36: e90–e92. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2011.03154.x
- Issue published online: 5 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 14 JUN 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 APR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 8 FEB 2011
- sinus node dysfunction;
- encephalitis; N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor;
- autonomic dysfunction
A form of limbic encephalitis associated with antibodies against the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) was discovered in 2007. It is often a multistage illness that progresses from psychosis, memory deficits, seizures into a state of unresponsiveness with catatonic features, abnormal movements, autonomic, and respiratory instability. We present two cases of anti-NMDAR encephalitis to highlight the cardiac complications and their management.