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Case Reports in Critical Care
Volume 2016, Article ID 9531210, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9531210
Case Report

Iatrogenic Transient Complete Heart Block in a Preexisting LBBB

1Department of Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
2Department of Pulmonary-Critical Care, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
3Department of Medicine, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA 15905, USA
4Department of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA

Received 29 April 2016; Accepted 26 June 2016

Academic Editor: Petros Kopterides

Copyright © 2016 Adil S. Wani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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