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Keywords:

  • second-degree heart block;
  • anorexia nervosa;
  • atrioventricular conduction abnormalities

Abstract

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. © 2006 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 2006