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      Fascicular Conduction Blocks and their Relationship to Complete Heart Block in Nigerians

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      Cardiology

      S. Karger AG

      Nigeria, Heart block, Fascicular conduction

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          Following electrocardiographic analysis, isolated or combined blocks in the intraventricular trifascicular system including predivisional left bundle branch block with left posterior hemiblock in Nigerians are presented and the underlying causes reviewed. The rarity of complete heart block, despite the not uncommon fascicular blocks, is of interest and may be related to the population age structure considering the invariably slow rate of degeneration of conduction fibres in the system.

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          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1975
          1975
          29 October 2008
          : 60
          : 4
          : 236-246
          Affiliations
          Cardiac Unit, Department of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan
          Article
          169722 Cardiology 1975;60:236–246
          10.1159/000169722
          1225470
          © 1975 S. Karger AG, Basel

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