Lithium-associated mobitz II block: Case series and review of the literature

Ehrin J. Armstrong, Ankit Dubey, Melvin M. Scheinman, Nitish Badhwar

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Abstract

We report two cases of lithium-associated Mobitz II block. Both patients required placement of a permanent pacemaker due to persistent block and symptoms despite attempts at lowering the daily dose of lithium. We then reviewed the literature on this rare complication. Chronic lithium therapy may be associated with development of conduction block at or below the level of the atrioventricular node. Patients taking lithium should bemonitored closely for development of cardiovascular complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Complete heart block
  • Lithium
  • Mobitz II block

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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