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What is second degree atrioventricular block or wenckebach phenomenon. I am diagnosed with this.

What is second degree  atrioventricular block or wenckebach phenomenon. I am diagnosed with this.

It means there is : A delay of the elcetrical message in your heart coordinating the squeeze between your left upper chamber (atrium) and the left lower chamber (ventricle). This is not serious and can be monitored by ekgs. ...Read more

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Does atrioventricular dissociation cause heart block?

Does atrioventricular dissociation cause heart block?

Heart Block: Yes av dissociation can cause heart block, like third degree heart block is complete av dissociation but all av dissociation are not heart block. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for atrioventricular block?

AV block: Av block occurs in first, second and third degree forms. First is usually benign, second can be serious and might need a pacemaker, third degree almost always needs a pacemaker. ...Read more

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

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

No: There are some genetic conditions associated with heart block, some associated with deafness. In these cases, the heart block is permanent. If your heart block is transitory, it may be related to some medications you are taking (if any) or underlying conditions, depending on your age. You should see a doctor to determine if further tests or treatments (e.g. Pacemaker) are needed. ...Read more

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What is second degree atrioventricular block or wenckebach phenomenon. I am diagnosed with this.

It means there is : A delay of the elcetrical message in your heart coordinating the squeeze between your left upper chamber (atrium) and the left lower chamber (ventricle). This is not serious and can be monitored by ekgs. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for atrioventricular block?

AV block: Av block occurs in first, second and third degree forms. First is usually benign, second can be serious and might need a pacemaker, third degree almost always needs a pacemaker. ...Read more

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Could atrioventricular block be the cause of fatigue?

Could atrioventricular block be the cause of fatigue?

AV block: Fatigue is typical of complete av block, common with second degree av block and unusual with first degree av block. ...Read more

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My ECG test indicated 1st -deg atrioventricular block,complete right bundle branch block. What are my next steps?

My ECG test indicated 1st -deg atrioventricular block,complete right bundle branch block. What are my next steps?

See a cardiologist: The next step after finding an abnormal EKG on a routine exam is to determine why.This is where a cardiologist will be most helpful. He will determine wether there is underlying structural heart disease or not and will likely order testing to find out ...Read more

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Are there better and newer treatments for atrioventricular node conduction block?

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 severe enough, pacemaker is usually the treatment. ...Read more

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

No: There are some genetic conditions associated with heart block, some associated with deafness. In these cases, the heart block is permanent. If your heart block is transitory, it may be related to some medications you are taking (if any) or underlying conditions, depending on your age. You should see a doctor to determine if further tests or treatments (e.g. Pacemaker) are needed. ...Read more

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Does atrioventricular dissociation cause heart block?

Heart Block: Yes av dissociation can cause heart block, like third degree heart block is complete av dissociation but all av dissociation are not heart block. ...Read more

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Does atrioventricular dissociation precede heart block?

Does atrioventricular dissociation precede heart block?

AV dissociation: Atrioventricular dissociation can occur with or without heart block. For example, during ventricular tachycardia, the ventricular impulses are usually not going retrogradely to the atrium, so there is av dissociation without any heart block. The important thing is whether av dissociation is resulting in a ventricular rate slow enough to be symptomatic with dizziness or syncope. ...Read more

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Will atrioventricular dissociation lead to heart block?

Will atrioventricular dissociation lead to heart block?

Arrhythmia: Av dissociation is a disorder of conduction that in some cases (3rd degree av block) can lead to bradycardia (slow hr) and syncope. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an atrio-ventricular node conduction block?

What sort of problem is an atrio-ventricular node conduction block?

AVB has 3 flavors: There is 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree av block. 1st degree is just slower conduction through av node than normal. In 2nd degree there is a progressive slowing of conduction until complete failure to get through and then the cycle repeats itself . It is usually not symptomatic. In 3rd degree there is no conduction getting through and the ventricles beat by an escape beat that is usually very slow. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the avn (atrioventricular node)?

What is the purpose of the avn (atrioventricular node)?

Brakes: This is specialized conduction tissue between the atria (upper chambers) and ventricles. The normal heart beat arises from the atria an passes through this node to the ventricles to stimulate contraction. If something goes awry in the atria causing a very rapid heart rate, the AV node will prevent some of these impulse from getting through, limiting how fast your heart will beat in response. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the avn (atrioventricular node)?

What is the purpose of the avn (atrioventricular node)?

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 node slows impulses briefly from the top to the lower chambers of the heart and prevents very rapid upper heart beats from causing dangerous fast heart beating of the major lower chambers of the heart. Blockage of AV node (ablation) stops impulses. ...Read more

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What is the differences between sinoatrial and atrioventricular node?

What is the differences between sinoatrial and atrioventricular node?

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 is lower in the heart. ...Read more