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Doctor insights on: Mobitz Type 1 Heart Block

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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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Can it be possible for mobitz type 1 (weckenbach) heart block to resolve on its own?

Can it be possible for mobitz type 1 (weckenbach) heart block to resolve on its own?

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

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How do ECG b/w mobitz type 1&type 2 heart block differ?

How do ECG b/w mobitz type 1&type 2 heart block differ?

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

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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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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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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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Could there be a connection between my mobitz 1 heart block and the slight heart murmur the cardiologist heard?

Could there be a connection between my mobitz 1 heart block and the slight heart murmur the cardiologist heard?

Possible connection: The Mobitz I heart block may be normal in highly conditioned athletes. It could be associated with heart disease as well. Talk to your cardiologist about the results of the echo. ...Read more

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Is a heart block a one time thing or a chronic disorder in the heart?

Is a heart block a one time thing or a chronic disorder in the heart?

"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

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Is a heart block a one time occurrence or an actual chronic problem in the heart?

Is a heart block a one time occurrence or an actual chronic problem in the heart?

Either: There are different degrees of heart block and sometimes it is transient, sometimes indefinite. ...Read more

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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 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

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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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Can stimulants affect mobitz type two heart block (wenckebach)?

Can stimulants affect mobitz type two heart block (wenckebach)?

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

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Is it possible that stimulants effect mobitz type two heart block (wenckebach)?

Is it possible that stimulants effect mobitz type two heart block (wenckebach)?

Yes: If you have this I would not use a stimulant unless you are given specific clearance to do so by a cardiologist. See doublecheckmd. Com/effectsdetail. Do? Dname=ritalin;sid=1268...?. ...Read more

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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?

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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

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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?

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

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Is it possible to fly far if I have heart block?

Is it possible to fly far if I have heart block?

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

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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

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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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How rare is it to be born with heart block?

How rare is it to be born with heart block?

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

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Life expectancy of person with heart block?

Depends: Life expectancy would depend on the type of heart block, the age at which occurring, the underlying etiology, the associated comorbiditiea, and the type of treatment. ...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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For heart block, what pathological event is happening?

For heart block, what pathological event is happening?

Heart block: An anatomic or physiologic block of impulse conduction is taking place to cause conduction system block. ...Read more

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If I skip an occasional beat, is that a form of heart block?

If I skip an occasional beat, is that a form of heart block?

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

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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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I was just diagnoses with a wenckebach heart block. What lifestyle changes do I need to make?

I was just diagnoses with a wenckebach heart block. What lifestyle changes do I need to make?

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

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I have diagnosed wenckbach heart block. Is endurance exercise a problem? Can stress make it worse?

I have diagnosed wenckbach heart block. Is endurance exercise a problem? Can stress make it worse?

Wenkebach: Is generally a benign condition provided that is actually what u have. Stress should not make it worse nor cause exercise problems. ...Read more

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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.

Normal: It's normal for the heart to slow during rest — 40s are not unusual and even the 30s can occur. As long as it picks up with movement, it's normal. When heart block is present, it does not increase rate with exercise. ...Read more