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Is a heart block a chronic disorder in the heart?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Arrhythmia: Heart block leading to a slowed heart rate can be acute, occurring secondary to external circumstances like increased vagal stimulation, low oxygen levels, or threatened coronary circulation. It can also be chronic occurring as a result of conduction system disease in patients with sleep apnea, myocardial scarring, aging, or infiltrative deposits.
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