Lyme Carditis and High-Degree Atrioventricular Block

TitleLyme Carditis and High-Degree Atrioventricular Block
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsWan, D, Blakely, C, Branscombe, P, Suarez-Fuster, L, Glover, B, Baranchuk, A
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume121
Start Page1102
Issue9
Date Published05/2018
Abstract

Canada has seen a sixfold increase in Lyme disease since being nationally notifiable in 2009. This is the first Canadian series on Lyme carditis manifested as high-degree atrioventricular block. We report 5 recent cases presented over a 2-year period. The variation of nonspecific presentations requires a high index of suspicion for prompt diagnosis and correct management. Recognizing this early would curtail the progression of conduction disorders and potentially avoid permanent pacemaker implantation.

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