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A rare cause of 2: 1 atrioventricular block and congestive heart failure in preterm infants: Hypocalcemia [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2017; 45(1): 82-84 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2016.82453

A rare cause of 2: 1 atrioventricular block and congestive heart failure in preterm infants: Hypocalcemia

Emine Azak1, Hatice Tatar Aksoy2, Handan Ünsal3, İbrahim İlker Çetin1
1, Ankara Children’s Hematology and Oncology Research and Training Hospital, Department of Pediatric Cardiology,Ankara, Turkey
2Ankara Research and Training Hospital, Department of Pediatric Cardiology,Ankara, Turkey
3Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity Teaching Hospital,Division of Neonatology, Ankara, Turkey.

Summary– Atrioventricular (AV) block in the neonatal period is a rare disorder. It is frequently associated with underlying structural congenital heart disease and maternal lupus. Presently described is premature baby who developed 2: 1 AV block and congestive heart failure due to hypocalcemia. Dramatic clinical improvement was observed following treatment of intravenous 10% calcium gluconate. Therefore, it is suggested that serum calcium level of newborns with AV block and congestive heart failure be measured.

Keywords: Atrioventricular block, hypocalcemia, premature baby.

How to cite this article
Emine Azak, Hatice Tatar Aksoy, Handan Ünsal, İbrahim İlker Çetin. A rare cause of 2: 1 atrioventricular block and congestive heart failure in preterm infants: Hypocalcemia. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2017; 45(1): 82-84

Corresponding Author: Emine Azak, Türkiye
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