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is a heart block a one time thing or a chronic disorder in the heart?

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Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 21 years experience
"Depends": Heart blocks are very variable from fairly benign (first degree) to pretty serious (complete heart block). They can be transient and benign like mobitz type 1 or they can be permanent. Some heart blocks may be more serious but can be reversed if their is an underlying problem such as lyme disease or medication reaction. Often times however a pacemaker may need to be implanted.

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What's normal heart rate at 12 weeks?

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How can make my heart rate slower than 80?

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Improve fitness: Exercise and improve your fitness level. When the body becomes more efficient, your heart wont have to beat as much . Takes time and a lot of hard work, but surely worth the effort.
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If I have a heart problem, should I avoid coffee?

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Depends: Some patients with rhythm problems are encouraged to avoid caffeine.

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