March 1974

Recovery From Complete Heart Block Following Aortic Valve Replacement

Author Affiliations

Leeds, England
From the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, the General Infirmary, Leeds, England.

Arch Surg. 1974;108(3):373-375. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01350270103020

In a case of calcific aortic stenosis with complete heart block, normal sinus rhythm returned following aortic valve replacement. A search in the literature reveals two such previous reports. It is suggested that complete heart block in association with aortic stenosis may be reversible and should be considered an early indication for aortic valve surgery.