Sinus node dysfunction in adult systemic lupus erythematosus flare: A case report

Yilmazer B., Sali M., Cosan F., ÇEFLE A.

MODERN RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.25, no.3, pp.472-475, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/14397595.2013.843744
  • Title of Journal : MODERN RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.472-475


Cardiac involvement can affect up to 50% of the systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients but conduction system disturbances in SLE are less commonly described. For an early detection of this complication in the acute phase of SLE a whole cardiovascular examination and periodic electrocardiographic monitoring are recommended. We describe a patient who was diagnosed with flare up of lupus activity manifesting as sinus node dysfunction presenting as profound sinus bradycardia. She was successfully treated with high-dose methylprednisolone therapy.