Cardiac arrest due to torsades de pointes ventricular tachycardia in a patient with Lyme carditis

Published Date
Journal
Ugeskriftet Danish Medical Journal
Citation
Ugeskr Laeger. 2014 Aug 25;176(35)
Authors
Jensen TB
Dalsgaard D
Johansen JB
Abstract

A 45-year-old female presented with third degree atrioventricular block and was diagnosed with Lyme carditis. Despite appropriate antibiotic treatment and continuous ventricular pacing, she suffered sudden cardiac arrest due to torsades de pointes ventricular tachycardia. Although rare, severe and potentially fatal ventricular tachyarrhythmias can occur in patients with Lyme borreliosis