First Reported Case of COVID-19 Induced Permanent Third-Degree
Atrioventricular (AV) Block in a Young Patient
SARS-CoV2 virus, COVID-19, was first reported in Wuhan, China in 2019.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are dry cough, fever, and diarrhea
that occur within 2-14 days of exposure. Primary infection from COVID-19
develops in the respiratory tract. Cardiovascular disease has become a
more prominent manifestation of COVID-19 infection however very little
is known regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the cardiac conduction
system. We present a young patient with COVID-19 who developed a
permanent third-degree Atrioventricular (AV) heart block. This report is
the first documentation of COVID-19 induced permanent third-degree heart
block in a young male.