Ventricular preexcitation and atrioventricular block?


t P s i s a A r s Case presentation A 60-year-old man with a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus and high cholesterol was admitted to the hospital because of syncope. The patient had no known history of heart disease and was previously asymptomatic. On admission, a 12-lead ECG (electrocardiogram) was performed (Figure 1), showing normal sinus rhythm at 83 beats/min with apparent 2:1 atrioventricular (AV) block and preexcited QRS complexes. What is the cause?

DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2012.02.021

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@article{Arias2013VentricularPA, title={Ventricular preexcitation and atrioventricular block?}, author={Miguel Arias and Marta Pach{\'o}n and Julio Casares-Medrano and Alberto Puchol}, journal={Heart rhythm}, year={2013}, volume={10 1}, pages={142-3} }