International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Case Report, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 1 Issue: 5

Progression of First Degree Heart Block to Complete Heart Block in an Infant

Brojendra N. Agarwala1* and Ellen Kennedy2
1Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, IL, USA
2Comer Children’s Hospital, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Corresponding author : Brojendra N. Agarwala
University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, 5721 S. Maryland Avenue, Room C140, Chicago, IL - 60637-1470
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Received: November 28, 2012 Accepted: December 06, 2012 Published: December 12, 2012
Citation: Agarwala BN, Kennedy E (2012) Progression of First Degree Heart Block to Complete Heart Block in an Infant. Int J Cardiovasc Res 1:5. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000115

Abstract

Progression of First Degree Heart Block to Complete Heart Block in an Infant

An infant presenting with a heart murmur at 2 months of age was found to have First degree Heart Block on EKG and this progressed to complete heart block (CHB) at 8 months of age requiring a pacemaker. No known etiology could be found on further investigation. This is our second experience. We have emphasized the importance of follow up of any infant with first degree heart block and also postulated a possible cause for this progression.

Keywords: Complete heart block; SSA and SSB antibodies; QTC intervals

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