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      Common Form of Lyme Borreliosis Carditis – Complete Heart Block with Syncope: Report on 3 Cases

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          Third degree atrioventricular (AV) heart block with severe Adams-Stokes attacks in 3 patients with Lyme borreliosis is described. All patients had similar clinical manifestations: previously healthy, they experienced syncope as an abrupt onset of the disease. Data on skin changes – erythema migrans – was subsequently obtained, although the patients did not recall being bitten by a tick. Diagnoses were based on clinical manifestations and on positive serologic test results to borrelia. Following AV block returned to sinus rhythm with normal AV conduction in all patients.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1996
          1996
          19 November 2008
          : 87
          : 1
          : 76-78
          Affiliations
          aUniversity Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases, bInstitute for Public Health, and cDepartment of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
          Article
          177064 Cardiology 1996;87:76–78
          10.1159/000177064
          8631050
          © 1996 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 3
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