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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Third Degree Heart Block

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What type of symptoms would I feel if I had a third degree heart block? Is it painful? How is it treated?

What type of symptoms would I feel if I had a third degree heart block? Is it painful? How is it treated?

Need full evaluation: 3 ed degree heart block is not physiological. One may get symptoms of dizzy spells /syncope /
it might be congenital heat block also. This need a full evaluation by electrophysiologist and if confirmed as 3 ed degree block will need a pacemaker implantation. However need further work see you physician and referral to an elactrophysiologist. ...Read more

Heart Block (Definition)

Blocked cardiac impulses from top of heart to bottom of heart there are physiologic as well as pathological blocks pathological block need ...Read more


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My father just passed away with third degree heart block. Is this hereditary? Just has calcium score 0. No meds; Synthroid (thyroxine) only - gland removed.

My father just passed away with third degree heart block. Is this hereditary? Just has calcium score 0. No meds; Synthroid (thyroxine) only - gland removed.

3rd degree AV block: Conduction system (electrical system) disease can be hereditary. You need to monitor with at least an ECG a year and report to your doctor if you feel faint or dizzy. ...Read more

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What can cause a 3rd degree heart block and 2 strokes?

What can cause a 3rd degree heart block and 2 strokes?

Heart dz n stroke: Both of these illnesses can be caused by vascular disease, or that is, changes in the arteries due to high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, or genetic factors. Similarly, these conditions can be mitigated and prevented by looking after vascular risk factors and addressing them. ...Read more

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Left atrium enlargement with 1 st degree heart block is there any cause for concern?

Left atrium enlargement with 1 st degree heart block is there any cause for concern?

LA enlargement: La enlargement is likely due to one of several causes including high blood pressure, valve disease or other structural heart problems. This could be related to the first degree heart block since if the atria is big then it may take longer to conduct from the atria to the ventricle. The best way to evaluate la or left atrial size is by an ultrasound or echocardiogram of the heart. ...Read more

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Is heart block caused by medication reversible?

Is heart block caused by medication reversible?

Yes, most of the time: Heart block caused by antibiotics or beta blocker or calcium channel blockers should improve after removal of the offending agent. It is imperative during the waiting time to watch for symptoms of syncope, dizziness and weakness and seek medical attention if any develop. ...Read more

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Can taking Propranolol for long time really cause heart block?

Can taking Propranolol for long time really cause heart block?

Propranolol: There is some indication that using Propranolol in conjunction with other medications like digoxin, verapamil, antiarrythmics, or Diltiazem may cause heart block. However, the literature does not reveal regular reports of heart block from long term use of this medication. ...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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Could too much Synthroid (thyroxine) cause heart block?

Could too much Synthroid (thyroxine) cause heart block?

Thyroid: Too much synth rood would usually cause too rapid a heart rate. In an occasional patient the tachycardia could have some av block associated. Too little thyroid would be a more common cause of block. ...Read more

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How can beta blockers cause heart block?

How can beta blockers cause heart block?

Slowing conduction: In patients with conduction system disease of the heart, beta blockers can slow electrical conduction through the av node so much so as to cause heart block. ...Read more

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Could pericardial effusion cause a heart block?

Could pericardial effusion cause a heart block?

Pericardial effusion: Pericardial effusion most commonly is associated with faster heart rates as tachycardia compensates to maintaini cardiac output when there is restriction to ventricular filling as there is in large effusions. If the effusion is small, heart rate is likely unaffected. Depending on the cause of the effusion, however, heart block could occur (hypothyroidism), or if vagal reaction occurs. ...Read more

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Could a pericardial effusion cause a heart block?

Peicardial effusion: Pericardial effusions can be small and not hemodynamicallly significant (inflamed lining) and in such cases they cause pain mostly. If effusion is large and prevents filling of the heart, low BP results. It can occasionally be assorted with slow heart rates (example hypothyroidism), or. When vagal reflexes are stimulated. ...Read more

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Does toprol (metoprolol) XR cause poor circulation and av heart block?

See below.: Does not cause poor circulation unless of course the poor circulation is due to very low heart rate. Can cause mild first degree heart block when taken in large enough dose. ...Read more

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What is a 3rd degree heart block?

What is a 3rd degree heart block?

Bad stuff: Your heart rhythm is normally a carefully coordinated event that has a natural progression electrically to create an effective forceful heart beat.

When you have 3rd degree block, it's completely discordant (ie nothing is working together). When the different parts of the heart are doing their own thing without communicating properly, it's life threatening and requires a pacemaker ...Read more

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Can first degree heart block be reversed?

Can first degree heart block be reversed?

Depends on the cause: First degree heart block is actually a misnomer as there is no conduction "block". The more accurate term is prolonged av conduction and this may be the result of medications, metabolic derangements or thyroid disease. Correcting the medication dose or type may correct the first degree heart block. Often times the first degree heart block occurs for unknown reasons and does not correct. ...Read more

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Can I go to the gym if I have mobitz 1 second degree heart block?

Can I go to the gym if I have mobitz 1 second degree heart block?

Healthy: The presence of mobitz type I second degree atrioventricular block, also known as wenckebach periodicity, is not an indication that there is any special problem with your heart. If the finding of wenckebach 2nd degree av block is your only concern, you should be able to exercise without concerns. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with 1st degree heart block. I'm v scared but my Dr said it's prob ok. I'm v healthy & active, fem 41yrs. Is it from running/bad?

I've been diagnosed with 1st degree heart block. I'm v scared but my Dr said it's prob ok. I'm v healthy & active, fem 41yrs. Is it from running/bad?

1st Degree AV block: Causes of first degree atrioventricular (AV) block include conduction system disease (uncommon in younger adults), medicines, and high vagal tone often seen in conditioned athletes. To get a second opinion you could consult a cardiologist on HealthTap and review the ECG to see how long is the the PR interval. ...Read more

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Is a first degree av heart block condition treatable?

No: Treatment of first degree av block is not required except in very severe cases with a very long delay in conduction from the sinoatrial node to the av node. In these very rare cases, the treatment is usually a cardiac pacemaker. Otherwise the condition is of little to now concern. ...Read more

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Am I limited to go into the sauna / hot tab if I have mobitz 1 second degree heart block?

Am I limited to go into the sauna / hot tab if I have mobitz 1 second degree heart block?

Mobitz 1: Mobitz 1 type of 2nd degree heart block is a rather mild condition in which an occasional heart beat is blocked. With higher degrees of 2nd degree heart block, the heart rate is quite slow and I feel excessively hot temperatures may be harmful as blood pressure falls. I don't feel that exposure to hot temperatures would affect mobitz 1 2nd degree heart block as the heart rate is not unusually slow. ...Read more

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What's the different between typical and atypical wencabech second degree heart block? If I have both do I need a pacemaker?

What's the different between typical and atypical wencabech second degree heart block? If I have both do I need a pacemaker?

Wenckebach block: If you are having symptoms from your a-v block, a pacemaker is recommended (assuming that there is not an underlying, correctable cause of the block.) the difference between typical and atypical is the conduction ratio-how many signals are sent vs. How many signals are received. Typical might be 3 "p" waves to 2 "r" waves; atypical might be 7 "p" waves to 6 "r" waves. ...Read more

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Hey: on my holter it showed droped beats also while was awake and atypical wencabach 2nd degree heart block- do I have mobitz type 2?

Hey: on my holter it showed droped beats also while was awake and atypical wencabach 2nd degree heart block- do I have mobitz type 2?

Mobitz 2: Is that block wherein there is no specific pattern of block. There are dropped beats without a pattern. Some seem to have a pattern if 3very 2 beats is dropped but may not be. The problem is these dropped beats can go on to a 3rd degree block with no heartbeat. The treatment is a pacemaker. ...Read more

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Is first degree heart block is a problem for an aviation medical class 3 physical?

Is first degree heart block is a problem for an aviation medical class 3 physical?

Generally Not: However, what medications are you on. The FAA is very concerned about the Meds. AOPA has assistance that can answer your Med approval questions. How is your EKG, sometimes the Aviation Medical Examiner will need to see the recent EKG. AOPA is good at their assistance before the AME examines you. Remember that if the AME sees something, they are required to report it; so do some prep work. ...Read more