Temporary Pacing in Complete Heart Block due to Lyme Disease: A Case Report

ISTVÁN LÕRINCZ, ANDRÁS LAKOS, PÉTER KOVÁCS, CSABA VÁRVÖLGYI, PÉTER POLGÁR, FERENC WÓRUM

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Abstract

The authors present the case of a 44‐year‐old man who was admitted with complete heart block and signs of severe bradycardio, After steroid administration and temporary pacemaker treatment the complete heart block resolved. During this therapy transient ST segment and T wave abnormalities occurred. The positive Borrelia burgdorferi antibody titer arrived only after therapy had been completed. This is regarded as the first case of Lyme carditis with complete heart block diagnosed in eastern Europe. Carditis resolved without antibiotic treatment and has not recurred.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1433-1436
Number of pages4
JournalPacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1989

Keywords

  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Lyme carditis
  • complete heart block
  • temporary pacemaker treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    LÕRINCZ, ISTVÁN., LAKOS, ANDRÁS., KOVÁCS, PÉTER., VÁRVÖLGYI, CSABA., POLGÁR, PÉTER., & WÓRUM, FERENC. (1989). Temporary Pacing in Complete Heart Block due to Lyme Disease: A Case Report. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 12(8), 1433-1436. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-8159.1989.tb05059.x