NEW ONSET ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN AN ELDERLY PATIENT PRESENTING WITH ACUTE DENGUE FEVER- A CASE REPORT
Dengue fever is a one of the most prevalent viral diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and may cause cardiac abnormalities such as AV blocks and ectopic ventricular beats. Atrial fibrillation, however, is not common. We report a case of an 81 year old female without any structural heart disease or comorbids, who presented with symptoms of atrial fibrillation 2 days after being diagnosed with Dengue fever. Rate controlling agents were given and a normal sinus rhythm was spontaneously achieved, which she maintained even on follow up 2 weeks later.