Double Trouble in Systemic Sclerosis: Complete Heart Block and Systolic DysfunctionCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Sameer Ganpat Vankar,
Senior Resident, Department of Cardiology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow-226003, Uttar Pradesh, India.
A 26-year-old female, a known case of diffuse systemic sclerosis present with multiple episodes of syncope and progressive dyspnoea over six months. Her electrocardiogram revealed complete heart block and left ventricular systolic dysfunction with Ejection fraction of 42%. She underwent single chamber permanent pacemaker implantation and systolic dysfunction was managed medically. This case exemplifies a unique case of diffuse systemic sclerosis presenting with two rare primary cardiac manifestations namely complete heart block and systolic dysfunction, which occurred simultaneously.
Pacemaker, Progressive dyspnoea, Syncope
Akshyaya Pradhan, Sameer Ganpat Vankar, Pravesh Vishwakarma, Rishi Sethi. DOUBLE TROUBLE IN SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS: COMPLETE HEART BLOCK AND SYSTOLIC DYSFUNCTION. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 September [cited: 2019 Apr 18 ]; 12:OD01-OD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Feb 23, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Apr 21, 2018
Date of Acceptance: May 22, 2018
Date of Publishing: Sep 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: NONE.
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