Polymyositis Complicated with Complete Atrioventricular Block: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Alyan O., ÖZDEMİR Ö., Geyik B., Demirkan D.

Angiology, vol.54, no.6, pp.729-731, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/000331970305400615
  • Journal Name: Angiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.729-731
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


A 35-year-old woman, diagnosed with polymyositis about 5 years before was admitted to the authors' clinics with syncope attack due to complete atrioventricular (AV) block. Progression of left bundle branch block to complete AV block despite all immune-suppressive treatment, and rarity of this complication in patients with polymyositis prompted the authors to report this case.