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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2018, Article ID 5015840, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/5015840
Case Report

Elevated Intracranial Pressure as a Cause of Sick Sinus Syndrome

1Research Institute of McGill University Health Center, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
2Department of Cardiology, McGill University Health Center, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Correspondence should be addressed to Samer Makhaly; moc.liamtoh@ylahkam_remas

Received 20 February 2018; Revised 19 April 2018; Accepted 26 April 2018; Published 3 June 2018

Academic Editor: Man-Hong Jim

Copyright © 2018 Samer Makhaly et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Sick sinus syndrome (SSS) has multiple causes both familial and acquired. The most common cause is usually idiopathic. In the past literature, elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) has not been reported to be a cause of SSS. We present a case of a 55-year-old male that developed SSS after surgical resection of a brain tumor. We have investigated the causal relationship between increased ICP and SSS. We have concluded that elevated ICP creates a sympathovagal imbalance leading to SSS.