Complete heart block during retrograde left-sided cardiac catheterization

Wade McBride, L. David Hillis, Richard A. Lange

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Abstract

Transient rhythm disturbances have been noted in 0.5 to 1.3% of patients undergoing cardiac catheterization,1-3 and the most frequent are atrial or ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. Complete heart block is not often observed, occurring in only 7 of the 12,367 catheterizations reported in the Cooperative Study on Cardiac Catheterization.1 When complete heart block occurs, it usually appears during right-sided cardiac catheterization in patients with left bundle branch block.4-6 We report the development of complete heart block during retrograde left-sided cardiac catheterization in a patient with preexisting conduction abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-376
Number of pages2
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume63
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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