Successful 2-Stage Pacemaker Implantation for Atrioventricular Block in a Low-Birth-Weight Infant with Congenital Heart Disease: Case Report

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https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.3387

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congenital heart block, congenital heart disease, pediatric cardiac surgery, pacemaker

Abstract

Congenital heart block is a potentially life-threatening condition with high morbidity and mortality, especially in the presence of congenital heart disease. We present the case of a low-body-weight premature infant with complex single ventricle congenital heart disease and high-grade atrioventricular block. A 2-staged pacing approach provided atrio-ventricular synchrony and allowed her to grow until a permanent dual-chamber pacemaker system could be implanted.

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Published

2021-02-15

How to Cite

Kline, L., Hazle, M., & Ootaki, Y. (2021). Successful 2-Stage Pacemaker Implantation for Atrioventricular Block in a Low-Birth-Weight Infant with Congenital Heart Disease: Case Report. The Heart Surgery Forum, 24(1), E151-E152. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.3387

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