Congenital Complete Atrioventricular Block in a Young Man: A Case Study

Chronister, Connie S.
October 2009
Critical Care Nurse;Oct2009, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p45
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 30 year old man who was taken to the emergency room due to shortness of breath, dry persistent cough, and midsternal chest pain. He was diagnosed to have bronchitis, complete heart block, and symptoms of low cardiac output. An echocardiogram shows that all the valves are normal except for the pulmonary valve which was not clearly seen. Meanwhile, it discusses the diagnosis, treatment and implications of the congenital complete atrioventricular block (CCAB).


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