Small cell lung cancer presenting as a paraneoplastic syndrome characterized by recurrent episodic hypotension and bradycardia

Mike G. Martin, Amer K. Ardati, Shannon M Dunlay, Amy P. Abernethy, Michael A. Blazing

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A 56-year-old man presenting with a 6-month history of recurrent episodic hypotension and bradycardia was found to have limited-stage small cell lung cancer. During both quiescence and episodes of hemodynamic embarrassment, extensive evaluations were conducted. Possible explanations included the following: intermittent great vessel obstruction; baroreceptor failure/hypersensitivity; and autonomic dysfunction. His clinical course favored an antibody-negative dysautonomic paraneoplastic syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-293
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes



  • Critical care
  • Hypotension
  • Lung cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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