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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 56-58

Complete Heart Block in Rheumatoid Arthritis


Department of Medicine, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Karad, Maharashtra, India

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Amit K Sakaria
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-449x.134588

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The extra-articular manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) have drawn as much interest as the disease itself and thus leading to it being labeled as a chronic inflammatory joint disease with a multisystem involvement. Of the various known extra-articular manifestations, one of the rare complications is the conduction abnormalities of the heart that is seen in the active disease. Here, we are reporting a case of a female patient with RA, who to begin with had conduction defects secondary to RA which later progressed to a complete heart block, as its sequelae.


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