Lyme carditis with complete heart block: management with an external pacemaker
Lyme carditis is an uncommon disease entity with potential complications of the conductive system such as advanced atrioventricular (AV) nodal block which can be life-threatening if quick diagnosis and early therapy is not initiated.
Here, we present an interesting case of a 26-year-old gentleman with Lyme carditis who was managed with emergent external pacemaker placement and antibiotic therapy.
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***FYI: Lyme carditis is NOT RARE. Time for doctors and researchers to extract their heads out of the sand!