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Mobitz Type 1 Heart Block
Had abortion yesterday now been givenDoxcycline to take 7 day course. I have mobitz type 1 heart block. Will I be okay taking these I'm scared too?
Maybe: Mobitz type one can not resolve on its own however whether it does or does not affect the management. No indication for a pacemaker in mobitz type one. In addition, if symptoms do develop on certain treatments such as beta blockers the only in management strategy at that point would be to stop this medication. ...Read more
Degree: Mobitz1: the amount of time it takes to traverse the av node (pr interval) increases until there is failure of an impuse and beat which then resets the timing. Mobitz2: there is unpredictable complete failure to activate the ventricles, often in the his-purkinje system. ...Read more
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
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
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
Could there be a connection between my mobitz 1 heart block and the slight heart murmur the cardiologist heard?
"Depends": Heart blocks are very variable from fairly benign (first degree) to pretty serious (complete heart block). They can be transient and benign like mobitz type 1 or they can be permanent. Some heart blocks may be more serious but can be reversed if there is an underlying problem such as lyme disease or medication reaction. Often times however a pacemaker may need to be implanted. ...Read more
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 as well. 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
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
Mixed Terms: Your question is contradictory. Mobitz i is wenckebach. I suspect you meant 2nd degree heart block. In which case, yes, stimulants increase the overall heart rate, increasing the stress on the lower conduction system we call the his-purkinje system, and increasing the likelihood that it will block. If the problem improves with caffeine, the problem was likely at the av nodal level instead. ...Read more
Predominantly sinus rhythm, with evidence of 2:1AV heart block (type II). 3rd degree block reported, now thought to be 2 beat P wave asystole. Worry?
Yes: Yes. I would. Check with your doctor preferably a cardiologist as to why and what the next step should be. There are much important information missing to give meaningful advice at this end ...Read more
I may be pregnant but I've just gotten over viral pericarditis & i also have mobitz type 2 second degree av heart block, would this affect pregnancy?
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Depends on type: First degree av block-prolongation of the conduction time from atrium to ventricle. Mobitz I second degree block-progressive prolongation of the conduction time before a dropped beat. Mobitz ii second degree-sudden drop in conduction. Type 3 complete heart block (chb)-no communication between atrium and ventricle. Chb and mobitz ii requires immediate attention, others types stable and be follow. ...Read more
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
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
Rare: Congenital heart block is a rare disorder. It has an incidence of about 1 in 22, 000 live births. It may be associated with high mortality and morbidity. It is often associated with neonatal lupus. Congenital heart block is frequently associated with underlying structural congenital heart disease. Decreased survival depends largely on presence of structural heart disease. ...Read more
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
Heart block: An anatomic or physiologic block of impulse conduction is taking place to cause conduction system block. ...Read more
Yes: An atrial premature beat (pac) can be blocked and give you a "skip". This is a normal physiologic response and not something that is pathologic. It occurs when the premature beat occurs so soon after the previous beat that the electrical system is unable to carry the beat to the ventricles to give you a heart beat. ...Read more
No: Tha heart rate can vary but will most often be slow. ...Read more
None: If you ever pass out and it correlates with your heart rhythm, you'll need a pacemaker. But that's unlikely as Wenckebach doesn't usually progress or result in prolonged pauses. There is nothing you can do or avoid that will affect your heart rhythm positively or negatively. ...Read more
I have diagnosed wenckbach heart block. Is endurance exercise a problem? Can stress make it worse?
My body slows my heart down to 45 while lying resting should I be afraid of heart stopping or heart block? My body is not used to this low rate.
If u can get heart block while hr in 40s howe come athletes are safe? And if I have some sort of inbalance slowing my hr to 45 should I be afraid?
Not to worry: You're correct-athletes have this. It's a sign of health, not disease. ...Read more