Complete heart block in Acute Rheumatic fever

  • CM Poudel Manamohan Cardiovascular Thoracic and Transplant Centre, IOM, Maharajgunj
  • RM Gajurel Manamohan Cardiovascular Thoracic and Transplant Centre, IOM, Maharajgunj
  • M Barkoti Manamohan Cardiovascular Thoracic and Transplant Centre, IOM, Maharajgunj
  • SM Acharya Manamohan Cardiovascular Thoracic and Transplant Centre, IOM, Maharajgunj
  • OM Anil Manamohan Cardiovascular Thoracic and Transplant Centre, IOM, Maharajgunj
Keywords: Acute rheumatic fever, Carditis, Complete heart block

Abstract

Rheumatic fever can cause a variety of cardiac conduction disturbances. First-degree heart block is a common electrocardiographic manifestation of acute rheumatic fever and is included in Jones’ diagnostic criteria. Other electrocardiographic changes such as sinus tachycardia, bundle branch blocks, nonspecific ST-T wave changes, atrial and ventricular premature complexes have been reported with variable frequency. However, complete heart block is an exceptionally rare manifestation of acute rheumatic fever. We report a 15 years female who developed Complete heart Block during an episode of acute rheumatic carditis. The patient was successfully treated with conventional treatment and Temporary Pacemaker.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/njh.v9i1.8351

Nepalese Heart Journal Vol.9(1) 2012 pp.56-58

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2013-07-21
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Poudel, C., Gajurel, R., Barkoti, M., Acharya, S., & Anil, O. (2013). Complete heart block in Acute Rheumatic fever. Nepalese Heart Journal, 9(1), 56-58. https://doi.org/10.3126/njh.v9i1.8351
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