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Abrupt aggravation of atrioventricular block and syncope in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  1. M Tamura,
  2. K Harada,
  3. T Ito,
  4. M Enoki,
  5. G Takada
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Akita University School of Medicine, Japan.

    Abstract

    A 10 year old girl with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) developed high grade atrioventricular (A-V) block unexpectedly, which instantly led to syncope; she required a permanent pacemaker. High grade A-V block, a rare complication of HCM, relates closely to syncope or sudden death in this disease and if progressive the use of cardiac pacing should be considered without delay.

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