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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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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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What is the definition or description of: Atrioventricular node conduction block?

What is the definition or description of: Atrioventricular node conduction block?

Slow heart rate.: Atrioventricular block results from impaired or absent conduction of electrical signals from the upper to the lower chambers of the heart. This may be caused by increased nervous system activity, medications that slow conduction in the atrioventricular node, or damage to the atrioventricular node. The severity may vary from no symptoms to slowing of the heart resulting in dizziness or fainting. ...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?

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?

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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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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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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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

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What are causes of atrioventricular septal defect?

What are causes of atrioventricular septal defect?

Unknown: The heart is a very complex organ. We still do not fully understand how the normal heart develops in the fetus. We understand even less about what causes the heart to develop abnormally. It is likely that there are multiple genetic and environmental factors that contribute to abnormal cardiac development. ...Read more

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What causes atrioventricular septal defect (avsd) in babies?

What causes atrioventricular septal defect (avsd) in babies?

Not clear: While avsd is seen associated with trisomy 21 most defects occur spontaneously with no clear cause. ...Read more

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What are the tests for atrioventricular septal defect?

What are the tests for atrioventricular septal defect?

ECHO, CATH: Also known as a-v canal vsd:transesophageal echocardiogram, surface echocardiogram, cardiac mra, cardiac catheterization, oxymetry and ventriculography. ...Read more

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What's the safest way to treat atrioventricular septal defect?

What's the safest way to treat atrioventricular septal defect?

Easier method: If it needs to be treated most can be closed with an umbrella like device which is implanted to close the hole. This is done by going through your vein using a catheter, thus avoiding open heart surgery. ...Read more

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What can cause an? Atrioventricular septal defect?

What can cause an? Atrioventricular septal defect?

Endocardial cushion: Its a congenital endocardial cushion defect resulting on an inlet type of vsd, a cleft mitral valve, and an ostium primum asd. Fairly common in down's syndrome but may occur spontaneously in non down's. ...Read more

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Why is atrioventricular septal defect common? With down's syndrome?

Why is atrioventricular septal defect common? With down's syndrome?

Chromosomal abnormal: The association of atrial septal defect with Down Syndrome is part of the constellation of body abnormalities that characterize it. ...Read more

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How come atrioventricular septal defect so common in children with down's syndrome?

How come atrioventricular septal defect so common in children with down's syndrome?

Unknown: The heart is a very complex organ. We still do not fully understand how the normal heart develops in the fetus. We understand even less about what causes the heart to develop abnormally. ...Read more

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Discovered our baby has atrioventricular septal defect (avsd). What caused this happen to her?

Discovered our baby has atrioventricular septal defect (avsd). What caused this happen to her?

No cause: Unless there is trisomy 21 there is no cause for avsd's. Nothing that we know of. You have done nothing wrong during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why does the right atrioventricular valve have three cusps while the left atrioventricular valve has only two cusps?

Why does the right atrioventricular valve have three cusps while the left atrioventricular valve has only two cusps?

Because: Because that's the way we evolved. Or, if you'd prefer, that's what God intended. Either way it comes down to tautology: it is what it is, man. ...Read more

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What? Surgeons fix a? Complete atrioventricular septal defect?

Pediatric Cardiac: A thoracic surgeon with experience in congenital cardiac surgery. Usually in pediatric hospitals. ...Read more

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Do babies always have surgery for an atrioventricular septal defect?

Do babies always have surgery for an atrioventricular septal defect?

Yes: If not repaired in a timely fashion, eisenmenger syndrome develops and subsequent death. ...Read more

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What is the most effective surgeon for complete atrioventricular septal defect?

Septal repair: Cardiovascular Surgeons are those trained to perform these procedures. There are Pediatric CV surgeons as well as Adult CV surgeons. You want one who is experienced in that particular procedure which is not an every day condition. ...Read more