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July 19, 1971

Marfan's Syndrome With Complete Heart Block and Junctional Rhythm

Author Affiliations

From the departments of medicine (Drs. Bear and Tung), and pediatrics (Dr. Bordiuk), St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, New York. Drs. Bear and Tung are now with the Division of Renal Disease, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Va.

JAMA. 1971;217(3):335-337. doi:10.1001/jama.1971.03190030059016

Asymptomatic complete heart block with a junctional rhythm was discovered in a 26-year-old black man with Marfan's syndrome. The arrhythmia was documented by electrocardiograms and His bundle electrocardiography. The patient also exhibited an abnormally small right coronary artery, low serum levels of cholesterol, phospholipids, and total lipids.