Reversible Wenckebach Type Atrioventricular Block Associated with Severe Coronary Artery Disease
A patient with severe angina pectoris and congestive heart failure had chronic Wenckebach-type atrioventricular block and episodes of syncope. Atropine abolished the block and prevented the Stokes-Adams attacks. Carotid sinus pressure, digoxin, and exercise increased the block; atropine prevented these effects.
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