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Lenègre-Lev syndrome

Alternative eponyms

  • Lenègre's syndrome
  • Lev's syndrome
  • Lev's disease
  • Lev-Lenègre syndrome

Related people

An acquired complete heart block due to idiopathic fibrosis and calcification of the electrical conduction system of the heart.

Description

An acquired complete heart block due to idiopathic fibrosis and calcification of the electrical conduction system of the heart (His bundle, or bundle branches with corresponding conduction blocks). Both sexes affected; onset over 50 years of age. It is often described as senile or sclerodegenerative degeneration of the conduction system.

Bibliography

  • J. Lenègre and P. H. Moreau:
    Le bloc auriculo-ventriculaire chronique. Etude anatomique, clinique et histologique.
    Archives des maladies du coeur et des vaisseaux, Paris, 1963, 56: 867-888.
  • M. Lev:
    The pathology of complete atrioventricular block.
    The American Journal of Medicine, New York , 1964, 37: 742-748
  • J. Lenègre:
    Etiology and pathology of bilateral bundle branch block in relation to complete heart block.
    Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, New York, 1964, 6: 409-444.

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