Homœopathic Links 2021; 34(01): 052-061
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1725087
Case Report

Reversibility of a High-Grade Atrioventricular Block Treated Homeopathically

1   Dr Jeggels Practice, 29 Bosman Street, Soneike, Kuils River 7580, South Africa
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Funding No funding was received for this study.


Background A 61-year-old female patient requested a homeopathic therapy as an alternative to a pacemaker for a non-acute myocardial infarction, high-grade atrioventricular node block (HG-AVNB) with a narrow QRS complex.

Methods Homeopathic Digitalis purpurea (Digitalis) was employed to accelerate the patient's heart rate.

ResultsDigitalis caused within 3 days a pulse rate of about 90 beats per minute (bpm) which is represented on the electrocardiogram (ECG) by an accelerated junctional rhythm (AJR).

The AJR compelled seeking a medicine to reduce its rate. Homeopathic Arsenicum album (Arsenicum) reduced its rate and also seemed to have assisted in the unanticipated recovery of the atrioventricular node (AVN).

Conclusions This case report represents, an ECG documented case of a medical treatment modality which could be an alternative to pacemakers for patients with a HG-AVNB with a narrow QRS complex. Digitalis has been safe and effective during its 3 and a half year employment.

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Publication History

Article published online:
08 April 2021

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