A Rare Cause of Trauma in the Elderly: Mobitz Type-II Second-Degree Atrioventricular Block


Kandis H., Karapolat S., ERDEN I., Candar M., Saritas A.

JCPSP-JOURNAL OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS PAKISTAN, vol.21, no.12, pp.769-771, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Cardiac rhythm problems are frequently seen in the geriatric population, and they can experience trauma after syncope. A 78-year-old female was examined for thoracic trauma after falling. With a history of beta-blocker use, arterial blood pressure measured 60/30 mmHg and pulse rate was 30 bpm. Electrocardiogram showed a Mobitz type-II second-degree atrioventricular block. There was no response to atropine, so a transcutaneous external pacemaker and after that a transvenous pacemaker were applied. On the 4th day, the pacemaker was removed and the patient was discharged.