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Systematic Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Carditis and High-Degree Atrioventricular Block

Version 1 : Received: 3 August 2018 / Approved: 3 August 2018 / Online: 3 August 2018 (20:21:23 CEST)

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Yeung, C.; Baranchuk, A. Systematic Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Carditis and High-Degree Atrioventricular Block. Healthcare 2018, 6, 119. Yeung, C.; Baranchuk, A. Systematic Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Carditis and High-Degree Atrioventricular Block. Healthcare 2018, 6, 119.

Journal reference: Healthcare 2018, 6, 119
DOI: 10.3390/healthcare6040119

Abstract

Lyme carditis (LC) is a manifestation of the early disseminated stage of Lyme disease and often presents as high-degree atrioventricular (AV) block. High-degree AV block in LC can be treated with antibiotics, usually resolving with highly favourable prognosis, thus preventing the unnecessary implantation of permanent pacemakers. We present a systematic approach to the diagnosis and management of LC that implements the Suspicious Index in Lyme Carditis (SILC) risk stratification score.

Subject Areas

Lyme disease; Lyme carditis; Atrioventricular block

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