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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-64

Unusual diagnosis of a persistent third-degree atrioventricular block during anesthesia in a "healthy" pediatric patient


1 Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, The George Washington University Medical Center, Children's National Medical Centre, 111 Michigan Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC, USA

Correspondence Address:
Claude Abdallah
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, The George Washington University Medical Center, Children's National Medical Center, Anesthesia Department, 111 Michigan Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20010 2970
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.93070

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We present an unusual diagnosis of a permanent third-degree atrioventricular block under general anesthesia in an otherwise healthy and asymptomatic child. This diagnosis of unclear causality represented a serious rare finding, requiring judicious management and resulting in the placement of a permanent pacemaker.


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