Limits...
Lyme carditis with transient complete heart block.

Dolbec KW, Higgins GL, Saucier JR - West J Emerg Med (2010)

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT.

AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED EXCERPT
Please rate it.

His heart block persisted for 48 hours, fluctuating between third-degree and Mobitz type 1 and 2 second-degree atrioventricular (AV) block... Western Blot confirmed Lyme disease (LD), and IgM antibody levels suggested early disease... In the United States, up to 10% of patients with untreated LD develop cardiac sequelae... The AV node is most commonly involved, but any level of the conduction system can be affected... Clinical heart failure is observed in approximately 10% of patients, and dilated cardiomyopathy can be a long-term consequence of untreated Lyme carditis... Other stigmata of carditis include diffuse T-wave flattening or inversion, ST-segment depression, decreased left ventricular function, and atrial and non-sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmias., A single case report describes valvular destruction... Complete heart block generally resolves within one week, and lesser conduction abnormalities usually normalize within six weeks... Early antibiotic treatment appears to prevent cardiac involvement but does not hasten recovery once cardiac symptoms are manifest... Patients with hemodynamic instability sometimes require temporary pacemaker placement.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus

Admission electrocardiogram demonstrating complete heart block
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2908662&req=5

f2-wjem-11-211: Admission electrocardiogram demonstrating complete heart block

Mentions: A healthy 37-year-old man presented to the emergency department complaining of 11 days of myalgias, fatigue, lightheadedness and rash. He was afebrile and hemodynamically stable. Scattered eythematous plaques on his trunk and extremities were consistent with erythema migrans (Figures 1). An electrocardiogram revealed complete heart block (Figure 2). His heart block persisted for 48 hours, fluctuating between third-degree and Mobitz type 1 and 2 second-degree atrioventricular (AV) block. Western Blot confirmed Lyme disease (LD), and IgM antibody levels suggested early disease.


Lyme carditis with transient complete heart block.

Dolbec KW, Higgins GL, Saucier JR - West J Emerg Med (2010)

Admission electrocardiogram demonstrating complete heart block
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2908662&req=5

f2-wjem-11-211: Admission electrocardiogram demonstrating complete heart block
Mentions: A healthy 37-year-old man presented to the emergency department complaining of 11 days of myalgias, fatigue, lightheadedness and rash. He was afebrile and hemodynamically stable. Scattered eythematous plaques on his trunk and extremities were consistent with erythema migrans (Figures 1). An electrocardiogram revealed complete heart block (Figure 2). His heart block persisted for 48 hours, fluctuating between third-degree and Mobitz type 1 and 2 second-degree atrioventricular (AV) block. Western Blot confirmed Lyme disease (LD), and IgM antibody levels suggested early disease.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT.

AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED EXCERPT
Please rate it.

His heart block persisted for 48 hours, fluctuating between third-degree and Mobitz type 1 and 2 second-degree atrioventricular (AV) block... Western Blot confirmed Lyme disease (LD), and IgM antibody levels suggested early disease... In the United States, up to 10% of patients with untreated LD develop cardiac sequelae... The AV node is most commonly involved, but any level of the conduction system can be affected... Clinical heart failure is observed in approximately 10% of patients, and dilated cardiomyopathy can be a long-term consequence of untreated Lyme carditis... Other stigmata of carditis include diffuse T-wave flattening or inversion, ST-segment depression, decreased left ventricular function, and atrial and non-sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmias., A single case report describes valvular destruction... Complete heart block generally resolves within one week, and lesser conduction abnormalities usually normalize within six weeks... Early antibiotic treatment appears to prevent cardiac involvement but does not hasten recovery once cardiac symptoms are manifest... Patients with hemodynamic instability sometimes require temporary pacemaker placement.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus