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A rare coexistence of complete atrioventricular block and preexcitation in an elderly symptomatic patient

Erdogan, Okan

Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine: July 2008 - Volume 9 - Issue 7 - p 729–732
doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e3282f2d838
Case reports

The present case report describes an elderly patient with complete atrioventricular nodal block coexisting with intermittent preexcitation, which resulted in paroxysmal complete loss of atrioventricular conduction and symptoms. The patient ended up with pacemaker implantation without requiring ablation of accessory pathway.

Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey

Received 27 June, 2007

Revised 30 August, 2007

Accepted 2 October, 2007

Correspondence to Okan Erdogan, MD, FESC, Trakya Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Kardiyoloji, 22030 Edirne, Turkey Tel: +90 284 226 04 39; fax: +90 284 235 27 30; e-mail:

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