BEN R. HENINGER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; K. L. DICKENS, M.S., M.B.
Complete heart block may result from various types of lesions involving the bundle of His or other parts of the conduction system. Most of the cases of complete heart block reported in the literature were the result of syphilitic gummas. There are on record isolated cases of heart block in which fatty infiltrations have caused auricular-ventricular dissociation; in others, tumors, such as endotheliomas and sarcomas, have been found to destroy the conduction pathways of the bundle. On the other hand, there are numerous cases in which there was clinical heart block, but at autopsy no lesion was found in the
HENINGER BR, DICKENS KL. COMPLETE HEART BLOCK FROM SCLEROSIS OF THE BUNDLE OF HIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1936;10:696–701. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-5-696
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;10(5):696-701.
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