Something that touches your heart

an unusual case of abdominal clonic movements

Valentina Fioravanti, Igor Lamberti, Nicola Bottoni, Francesco Cavallieri, Franco Valzania, Matteo Pugnaghi

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Abstract

Background: Rarely, cardiac pacemaker implant can lead to the development of involuntary hyperkinetic movement disorders localized to the abdominal wall or the diaphragm. Phenomenology Shown: We report a case of a 79-year-old female who developed rhythmic continuous clonic right abdominal movements caused by cardiac pacemaker lead dislodgement. Educational Value: Our case highlights that, in the differential diagnosis of hyperkinetic abdominal movement disorder, the presence and the possible pathogenic role of a cardiac pacemaker should be kept in mind.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

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Hyperkinesis
Movement Disorders
Touch
Dyskinesias
Abdominal Wall
Diaphragm
Differential Diagnosis
Lead

Keywords

  • Abdominal
  • Diaphragmatic
  • Myoclonus
  • Pacemaker
  • Twiddler’s syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Something that touches your heart : an unusual case of abdominal clonic movements. / Fioravanti, Valentina; Lamberti, Igor; Bottoni, Nicola; Cavallieri, Francesco; Valzania, Franco; Pugnaghi, Matteo.

In: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements, Vol. 9, 01.01.2019.

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Fioravanti, Valentina ; Lamberti, Igor ; Bottoni, Nicola ; Cavallieri, Francesco ; Valzania, Franco ; Pugnaghi, Matteo. / Something that touches your heart : an unusual case of abdominal clonic movements. In: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements. 2019 ; Vol. 9.
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