Kearns-Sayre syndrome presenting as complete heart block

Sanjay Chawla, Jorida Coku, Thomas Forbes, Sujatha Kannan

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Kearns-Sayre syndrome (KSS) is a rare mitochondrial disorder characterized by large-scale deletions of mitochondrial DNA. Neuromuscular and cardiac conduction systems are most commonly involved in these patients. Here, we discuss a 10-year-old patient with diabetes mellitus who presented in complete heart block leading to the diagnosis of KSS. The cardiovascular complications of this syndrome are reviewed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-662
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Heart block
  • Kearns-Sayre syndrome
  • Mitochondrial disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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