A rare cause of 2:1 atrioventricular block and congestive heart failure in preterm infants: Hypocalcemia Prematüre yenidoganda 2:1 atriyoventriküler blok ve konjestif kalp yetersizliginin nadir bir nedeni: Hipokalsemi

Azak E., Aksoy H. T. , Ünsal H., Çetin İ. İ.

Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi Arsivi, vol.45, no.1, pp.82-84, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5543/tkda.2016.82453
  • Journal Name: Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi Arsivi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.82-84


© 2017 Turkish Society of Cardiology.Atrioventricular (AV) block in the neonatal period is a rare disorder. It is frequently associated with underlying structural congenital heart disease and maternal lupus. Presently described is premature baby who developed 2:1 AV block and congestive heart failure due to hypocalcemia. Dramatic clinical improvement was observed following treatment of intravenous 10% calcium gluconate. Therefore, it is suggested that serum calcium level of newborns with AV block and congestive heart failure be measured.