Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Case Report| Volume 37, ISSUE 10, P1657-1658, October 2021

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A Case of Lymphocytic Myocarditis With Complete Heart Block Requiring Permanent Pacemaker Implantation


      Lymphocytic myocarditis (LM) is a rare condition with a broad spectrum of clinical presentations. Complete heart block (CHB) is an uncommon sequela. We present a case of a young man with biopsy-proven LM who presented with cardiogenic shock and went on to develop nonresolving CHB, requiring permanent pacemaker implantation.


      Une myocardite lymphocytaire est une affection rare se manifestant par un large éventail de tableaux cliniques. Le bloc auriculo-ventriculaire complet (BAVC) en est une séquelle peu fréquente. Nous présentons le cas d'un jeune homme atteint de myocardite lymphocytaire confirmée par biopsie, ayant présenté initialement un choc cardiogène puis un BAVC non résolutif ayant nécessité l'implantation d'un stimulateur cardiaque permanent.
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