Acute Rheumatic Carditis Manifesting As Complete Heart Block At Initial Presentation In A Young Male - A Rare Case Report

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  •   P. Praneeth

  •   N. Praveen

  •   A. U. Kiran

  •   N. Vijaya Lakshmi

  •   K. K. Anjani

Abstract

A 26-year male came to the emergency department with a history of syncope along with fever and joint pains of two weeks duration. The electrocardiogram showed a complete heart block (CHB). On further workup, the CHB appeared secondary to Acute Rheumatic Carditis (ARC). The CHB recovered over a week with anti-inflammatory therapy. This case shows that ARC can manifest with a complete heart block and syncope, which is reversible.


Keywords: acute rheumatic carditis; complete heart block; corticosteroids; syncope

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Praneeth, P., Praveen, N., Kiran, A., Lakshmi, N., & Anjani, K. (2020). Acute Rheumatic Carditis Manifesting As Complete Heart Block At Initial Presentation In A Young Male - A Rare Case Report. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 2(4). https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2020.2.4.336