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Transient Second-Degree Atrioventricular Block: A Rare Finding in Sickle Cell Crisis

Authors
  • Riaz, Sana1
  • Sampat, Parth J1
  • Dhungana, Rajat2
  • Bhatta, Luna2
  • 1 Internal Medicine, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, USA
  • 2 Cardiology, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, USA
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cureus
Publisher
Cureus
Publication Date
Aug 05, 2020
Volume
12
Issue
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.7759/cureus.9579
PMID: 32782895
PMCID: PMC7413315
Source
PubMed Central
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Abstract

Sickle cell disease (SCD) affects approximately 100,000 Americans, and it occurs in one out of every 365 African American births. Cardiac complications are a common feature of SCD and are an essential cause of the morbidity and mortality associated with SCD. However, there is insufficient literature on SCD and atrioventricular (AV) blocks. We present a case of a young African American male with transient second-degree Mobitz type 1 block during an acute episode of sickle cell crisis. 

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