Anorexia nervosa and second-degree atrioventricular block (Type I)
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2006
Copyright © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 39, Issue 7, pages 612–615, November 2006
How to Cite
Bravender, T., Kanter, R. and Zucker, N. (2006), Anorexia nervosa and second-degree atrioventricular block (Type I). Int. J. Eat. Disord., 39: 612–615. doi: 10.1002/eat.20235
- Issue published online: 13 OCT 2006
- Article first published online: 25 AUG 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 AUG 2005
- second-degree heart block;
- anorexia nervosa;
- atrioventricular conduction abnormalities
This is the first case report of a second-degree heart block (Mobitz Type I) described in a patient with anorexia nervosa (AN).
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. © 2006 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 2006