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March 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:40 doi:10.5837/bjc.2020.008

Can you smell too good at work?

Grace Lydia Goss, Tarik Salem Ahmed Salim, John Huish, Gethin Ellis

Abstract

Figure 1. Cardiac monitor readout The patient was transferred to the cardiac unit for further monitoring and underwent a dual-chamber permanent pacemaker implantation (DDDR) the following day. The patient made a full clinical recovery and experienced no further events prior to discharge. This case illustrates the significance of powerful aroma as a potential precipitant for syncope and falls within the umbrella term of ‘neurocardiogenic syncope’.1,2 Our medical registrar has refined his use of aftershave in the light of this case! Conflicts of interest None declared. Funding No external funding. Consent Patient consent was obtained for pu

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