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Are the heart regularities caused by Lyme disease fatal?

Are the heart regularities caused by Lyme disease fatal?

Generally not: In very rare cases, one could pass out and require a pacemaker. I personally have never seen that needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

Lyme is caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnosis is not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


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My daughter(6 yr old) has had Lyme disease since birth and has been complaining of heart pain, but tests show its normal. What am I to do now?

?: I am confused by your question in 3 ways: first, according to the most up to date research, there is no association supporting a link between lyme disease and preg, adverse fetal outcomes or cardiac malformations. Secondly, once tx'ed, lyme disease is no longer present. Third, children with c/o heart pain are usually c/o of chest pain which is muscular or lung related. Can you give more info? ...Read more

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Would there have to be bulleyes mark on body for Lyme disease?Been experiencing chest pain/Sleep disturbances.Heart Tests were norm.Not Lyme Carditis?

Would there have to be bulleyes mark on body for Lyme disease?Been experiencing chest pain/Sleep disturbances.Heart Tests were norm.Not Lyme Carditis?

Not always a rash: The classic bullseye rash is not necessary to diagnoses lyme's. If you live in an area with many deer ticks and there is a possibility that one was on your body for more than 24-36 hours, it would be beneficial to go in to clinic to discuss blood testing for lyme's disease. ...Read more

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Hi: if I have mobitz 1 av block and also SVT - does it mean my heart block can get worse because of the "underlying disease" it associated with?

Hi:  if I have mobitz 1 av block and also SVT - does it mean my heart block can get worse because of the "underlying disease" it associated with?

Not necessarily: Both mobitz 1 second degree heart block and svt occur in structurally normal hearts. So, unless there's more to this story, you don't necessarily have "underlying disease." hence there may never be any progression. To the contrary, you might find it gets better with age. ...Read more

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Is a heart block a chronic disorder in the heart?

Is a heart block a chronic disorder in the heart?

Arrhythmia: Heart block leading to a slowed heart rate can be acute, occurring secondary to external circumstances like increased vagal stimulation, low oxygen levels, or threatened coronary circulation. It can also be chronic occurring as a result of conduction system disease in patients with sleep apnea, myocardial scarring, aging, or infiltrative deposits. ...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