Anorexia nervosa and second-degree atrioventricular block (Type I).


Journal Article

OBJECTIVE: This is the first case report of a second-degree heart block (Mobitz Type I) described in a patient with anorexia nervosa (AN). METHOD: We present the case of a 20-year-old woman with AN and second-degree heart block. Pertinent reports in the literature regarding atrioventricular conduction abnormalities as well as cardiac rhythm disturbances are reviewed. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Although this patient's second-degree heart block may represent an intrinsic conduction abnormality unrelated to her AN, the importance of the validation of medical conditions during the treatment of AN is discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bravender, T; Kanter, R; Zucker, N

Published Date

  • November 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 612 - 615

PubMed ID

  • 16937388

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16937388

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0276-3478

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/eat.20235


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States