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Permanent heart block following German measles

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      Abstract

      • 1.
        1. A case of permanent 2:1 auriculoventricular heart block following German measles is reported.
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        2. A review of the literature revealed no similar case report, although reference was made to two cases of temporary heart block following measles.
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        3. The effects of the following drugs were noted through electrocardiography: (1) The average rate was accelerated from 72 to 88 per minute at two hours after the oral administration of 0.8 Gm. of quinidine sulfate. (2) The intramuscular injection of 1 mg. of prostigmin slowed the average rate twenty-five minutes later from 73 to 59 per minute. (3) Atropine sulfate 0.0013 Gm., injected subcutaneously, slowed the average rate within fifteen minutes from 70 to 61 per minute, and forty minutes after the injection the average rate accelerated to 78 per minute.
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