Atrioventricular nodal block is a rare consequence of head trauma. We report a case of a 63-year-old male with coronary artery disease who sustained a skull fracture. Twelve hours later the cardiac monitor recorded an episode of high-grade atrioventricular block with a ventricular escape rhythm. Subsequent electrophysiologic evaluation revealed no abnormality of atrioventricular nodal conduction nor of intraventricular conduction. Atrioventricular block after head trauma may be caused by enhanced vagal tone.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care|
|State||Published - Feb 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine