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Is a heart block a one time occurrence or an actual chronic problem in the heart?

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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Either: There are different degrees of heart block and sometimes it is transient, sometimes indefinite.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 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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