Duration of complete atrioventricular block after congenital heart disease surgery

Am J Cardiol. 1998 Aug 15;82(4):525-7. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(98)00375-0.


Children with complete heart block following surgery for congenital heart diseases were prospectively followed to assess the timing for recovery of atrioventricular conduction, and to determine if there were clinical variables that reliably predict permanent heart block. Recovery of atrioventricular conduction occurred by postoperative day 9 in 97% of patients with transient heart block.

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Heart Block / etiology*
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / complications*
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Pacemaker, Artificial
  • Prospective Studies
  • Time Factors