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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can you tell me how do beta blockers cause heart block?

Can you tell me how do beta blockers cause heart block?

Slowing conduction: They slow conduction through the atrio-ventricular (av) node.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.