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Transient sinus node dysfunction with acute hepatitis of unknown etiology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20464052     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We reported a case of a 72-year-old male, known diabetic on insulin, referred because of complete atrioventricular block. He was found to have acute hepatitis during which he developed transient atrial arrhythmia, and sinus node dysfunction. His cardiac symptoms disappeared completely after hepatitis improvement. All of his cardiac investigations were normal including electrocardiogram, echocardiography and thalium stress test. At 3 and 6 months follow up, his Holter monitoring did not show any further arrhythmia, and he denied any further episodes of palpitation or pre-syncope. We reviewed the literature regarding the relationship between hepatitis and atrial arrhythmia.
Ahmed R Al-Fagih; Saleh A Al-Ghamdi; Khaled G Dagriri; Ahmed S Al-Malki
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi medical journal     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0379-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi Med J     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-13     Completed Date:  2010-09-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909441     Medline TA:  Saudi Med J     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  575-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Adult Cardiology, Prince Sultan Cardiac Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Arrhythmia, Sinus / complications*
Atrioventricular Block / complications*
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
Exercise Test
Hepatitis / complications*

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