Gastrointestinal pathology can cause cardiac symptoms and disorders. We present a case of a patient who had worsening of her palpitations with food intake. She was found to have a high burden of premature ventricular contractions in the setting of hiatal hernia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. After extensive investigations and ruling out cardiac causes, her arrhythmia resolved with the surgical correction of hiatal hernia.
- pacing and electrophysiology
- gastrointestinal surgery
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Contributors AM, AB, JKK and MUA prepared the manuscript. The final manuscript was reviewed and approved by all the authors. The patient was identified and managed by AB, AM and JKK.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent for publication Obtained.
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