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Systematic Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Carditis and High-Degree Atrioventricular Block

Department of Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
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Healthcare 2018, 6(4), 119; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare6040119
Received: 27 July 2018 / Revised: 21 August 2018 / Accepted: 21 September 2018 / Published: 22 September 2018
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Abstract

Lyme carditis (LC) is a manifestation of the early disseminated stage of Lyme disease and often presents as high-degree atrioventricular (AV) block. High-degree AV block in LC can be treated with antibiotics, usually resolving with a highly favorable prognosis, thus preventing the unnecessary implantation of permanent pacemakers. We present a systematic approach to the diagnosis and management of LC that implements the Suspicious Index in Lyme Carditis (SILC) risk stratification score. View Full-Text
Keywords: Lyme disease; Lyme carditis; atrioventricular block Lyme disease; Lyme carditis; atrioventricular block
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Yeung, C.; Baranchuk, A. Systematic Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Carditis and High-Degree Atrioventricular Block. Healthcare 2018, 6, 119.

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