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what is the definition or description of: atrioventricular node conduction block?

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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 gatekeeper that sends coordinated depolarization through the His Purkinje system. When the AV node is blocked, changes are seen on the EKG that alert the doctor to the problem. If symptomatic, pacemaker is inserted 2 bypass the AV node and facilitate
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