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Are there some genetic reasons i get atrioventricular node conduction block off and on

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Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience Cardiology
No: There are some genetic conditions associated with heart block, some associated with deafness. In these cases, the heart block is permanent. If your he ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramalingaier Parameswaran
Specializes in Cardiology
Slow heart rate.: Atrioventricular block results from impaired or absent conduction of electrical signals from the upper to the lower chambers of the heart. This may b ... Read More
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Heart Block: Heart Block refers to abnormalities in the process of cardiac conduction starting at sinoatrial node in the atria spreading through the AV node, a gat ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Klein
16 years experience Cardiology
Not really: There are really no medical treatments for av block. Best treatment is to avoid the medications that cause it or make it worse. If the block is sever ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Brakes: This is specialized conduction tissue between the atria (upper chambers) and ventricles. The normal heart beat arises from the atria an passes throug ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Berger
32 years experience Cardiology
Modulate impulses: The AV node is electrical tissue that separates the upper from the lower chambers of your heart. On an ECG, it relates to the PR segment. The AV nod ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
34 years experience Pediatrics
Two diffent areas: Eletrical impulses to start the heart beating originate in the sinoatrial node near the top of the heart and travel down fibers to the ac node which i ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
AV block: The av node is specialized tissue in the heart that normally modifies/delays electrical impulses transmitted from the upper chambers (atria) to the lo ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Recessive genes: People in general possess some recessive genes. When unrelated people have a child, it is far less likely to have both possessing the same recessive g ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Golder Wilson
Specializes in Clinical Genetics
Extra X in men: Klinefelter syndrome is usually caused by an extra x chromosome in males, changing their normal 46, xy chromosome constitution to 47, xxy. The extra ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Many possibilities: Red cheeks are from the vasodialation of the vessles near the surface of your skin. Anger, embarrasment or stress can effect those vessles, also hea ... Read More

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