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Heart block and sudden death associated with fibrosis of the conduction system at the margin of a ventricular septal defect.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8047496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Isolated ventricular septal defects in clinically well patients are not generally thought to cause sudden death. We document a case in which heart block, with sudden collapse and death, is related to the presence of fibrous interruption of the conduction system of the heart due to progressive fibrous closure of a small ventricular septal defect.
N M Smith; S Y Ho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0172-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:    1994 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-08-26     Completed Date:  1994-08-26     Revised Date:  2008-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Pathology, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
Fatal Outcome
Heart Block / complications*
Heart Conduction System / pathology*,  physiopathology
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / complications*,  pathology
Sudden Infant Death / etiology*

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