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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 229-231

Complete heart block with ventricular tachycardia in a patient with hemochromatosis

Department of Cardiology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

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Sajeer Kalathingathodika
Department of Cardiology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode - 673 008, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-631X.142586

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Hereditary hemochromatosis is an inherited condition of dysregulated iron absorption, and usually presents with clinical features of hepatic dysfunction. Cardiac involvement as the presenting manifestation of hereditary hemochromatosis is rare. We report a young male who presented with complete heart block and ventricular tachycardia and was subsequently diagnosed as hemochromatosis. He was managed with permanent pacemaker implantation, oral antiarrhythmic and chelation therapy.

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