He had a 6 month history of angina, treated with GTN 2-3 times per week. He had an exercise tolerance of 100 yards but was getting worse. He was also an ex-smoker - stopped 10 years ago - and did not drink, with no other significant medical history. Other drugs taken were Aspirin, GTN,
Allopurinol and Diltiazem.
The chest pain and breathlessness increased, and a tachycardia of 120bpm developed, with crepitations in both midzones. He then developed bradycardia, reduced respiratory rate, then went into asystole.
Resuscitation was unfortunately unsuccessful.