Documented transient third-degree atrioventricular block and asystole in a child with familial dysautonomia

Amichay Rotstein*, Joel Charrow, Barbara Deal

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Abstract

An 11-year-old boy with familial dysautonomia presented with palpitations. Continuous 24-h Holter monitoring revealed intermittent high-grade atrioventricular block and asystole. The unopposed parasympathetic tone in patients with dysautonomia may make them susceptible to bradycardia and atrioventricular block. We recommend routine 24-h Holter monitoring screening and, when indicated, consideration of pacemaker implantation to reduce the high risk of sudden death phenomena in this patient population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-204
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

Keywords

  • Arrhythmia
  • Familial dysautonomia
  • Pacemaker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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