Electrocardiographic PR Interval in Fabry's Disease

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To the Editor: Fabry's disease (angiokeratoma corporis diffusum) is an X-linked disorder of glycosphingolipid metabolism that results from a deficiency of ceramide trihexosidase and leads to glycolipid accumulation in most organs, including the heart.1In their Brief Recording entitled “The Abbreviated PR Interval of Fabry's Disease” (N Engl J Med 289:357–358, 1973), Roudebush et al. reported that in the electrocardiogram, “an abbreviated PR interval appears to be a common finding in this disease.” The communication was prompted by their finding a PR interval of 0.10 to 0.12 second in three brothers with Fabry's disease and subsequent review of published. No extract is available for articles shorter than 400 words.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Feb 5 1976
Externally publishedYes

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