Celiac disease presenting as abnormal atrial rhythm resolving after gluten-free diet


Celiac disease presenting as abnormal atrial rhythm resolving after gluten-free diet


Moshe Rav-Acha1,3 MD, Eyal Shteyer2,3* MD

1Cardiology, Shaare Zedek Hospital, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; 2Pediatric Gastroenterology, Shaare Zedek Hospital, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; 3Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.


We describe a case of a teenager who presented with palpitations and abnormal low atrial rhythm. Celiac Disease (CD) serology, sent due to low ferritin, was positive and gastroscopy confirmed CD diagnosis. Both palpitations and abnormal rhythm resolved after gluten-free diet with normalization of CD serology.


Keywords: celiac disease, arrhythmia, gluten-free diet

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Moshe Rav-Acha, Eyal Shteyer. Celiac disease presenting as abnormal atrial rhythm resolving after gluten-free diet. International Journal of Case Reports, 2021, 5:249. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2021-10-0905


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