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Ventricular function and long-term pacing in children with congenital complete atrioventricular block.
Congenital complete atrioventricular block occurs in approximately 1 of 25,000 live births (1), and estimates based on fetal echocardiography are that nearly an equal number of fetuses die in utero.
Although syncope and sudden death may occur, some 80% to 90% of patients with isolated congenital complete atrioventricular block survive to adulthood, and the majority are asymptomatic.
We sought to investigate the repolarization characteristics on 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) and the incidence of TdP in patients with acquired complete atrioventricular block (CAVB).
Emergent coronary bypass graft surgery was planned, however, her ECG revealed complete atrioventricular block and ST elevation in the inferior leads.

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