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Lenègre-Lev syndrome

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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.


  • 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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