ROBERT E. BOTTI, M.D.; FRANK E. YOUNG, M.D.
Complete heart block in a young adult may pose a difficult diagnostic and therapeutic problem. The subject of this case report illustrates these difficulties and is of unusual interest because of the autopsy finding of myocardial sarcoid in addition to the clinically apparent rheumatic heart disease with aortic stenosis.
A 32 year old white female was admitted to University Hospitals of Cleveland on August 8, 1957, having had fainting spells of six months' duration.
This patient had been asymptomatic until six months before admission, when she suddenly became unconscious for a few seconds while playing cards. She awoke
BOTTI RE, YOUNG FE. MYOCARDIAL SARCOID, COMPLETE HEART BLOCK AND AORTIC STENOSIS12. Ann Intern Med. ;51:811–820. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-4-811
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(4):811-820.
Cardiology, Rhythm Disorders and Devices, Valvular Heart Disease.
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