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    Archives des maladies du…
    2003

[Predictive factors for late complete atrio-ventricular block after surgical treatment for congenital cardiopathy].

@article{Villain2003PredictiveFF,
  title={[Predictive factors for late complete atrio-ventricular block after surgical treatment for congenital cardiopathy].},
  author={Elisabeth Villain and Fatma Ouarda and Constance Beyler and Daniel Sidi and Fekria Abid},
  journal={Archives des maladies du coeur et des vaisseaux},
  year={2003},
  volume={96 5},
  pages={
          495-8
        }
}
The late occurrence of complete atrio-ventricular block (CAVB) after cardiac surgery is rare but potentially responsible for cases of late sudden death. We searched for factors allowing prediction of this complication, retrospectively reviewing the case notes of 11 patients in hospital with complete AVB, 2 months to 10 years after correction of a cardiac malformation. All had a normal pre-operative ECG. The diagnosis had been made based on symptoms in 8 patients: syncope or collapse (4 cases… CONTINUE READING

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