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Doctor insights on: Transient Complete Heart Block

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What is complete heart block?

What is complete heart block?

Heart block: Third-degree atrioventricular block or complete heart block, is a disorder of the cardiac conduction system where there is no conduction through the atrioventricular node. Therefore, complete dissociation of the atrial and ventricular activity exists. It results from various pathologic states causing infiltration, fibrosis, or loss of connection in portions of the healthy conduction system. ...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


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I have heart block, what to do?

I have heart block, what to do?

Get checked out: First, there are different severities of heart block. First degree heart block, for example, refers to an abnormality that hardly ever causes symptoms, whereas complete heart block often leads to fatigue, dizziness, or even passing out and usually requires a pacemaker. Deciding on a course of action depends on first defining more precisely what kind of heart block, and taking into account symptoms. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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What is reccomended for heart block?

What is reccomended for heart block?

Complete heart block: If first degree heart block no treatment. Pacemaker for complete heart block. ...Read more

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How much time does heart block last?

How much time does heart block last?

Heart block: Heart block has various causes and can last from one beat to permanent so there is a wide range depending on cause. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heart block?

What are the symptoms of heart block?

Heart Block: The term heart block does not relate to blockages in the arteries of the heart, but to block in the flow of electrical current in the electrical conducting system of the heart. Heart block results in slow heart beats, which may give rise to severe dizziness or syncope (passing out). But heart block is not the usual cause of dizziness, which has many other causes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heart block?

What are the symptoms of a heart block?

Heart Block: The term heart block does not relate to blockages in the arteries of the heart, but to block in the flow of electrical current in the electrical conducting system of the heart. Heart block results in slow heart beats, which may give rise to severe dizziness or syncope (passing out). But heart block is not the usual cause of dizziness, which has many other causes. ...Read more

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What are the mian symptoms of heart block?

Electrical block?: This answer applies to electrical block which is different than an arterial block. There are many different types of "heart block" with vast ranging significance. Because of that the symptoms are widely varied. While some result in no symptoms others may result in fainting, fatigue or difficulty breathing with exertion. An ECG should help to differentiate the specific type of heart block. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fly if I have heart block?

Is it possible to fly if I have heart block?

It depends: There are several degrees of heart block. Third degree heart block usually causes very slow heart rates and can cause fainting or lightheadedness and is usually treated with a pacemaker. Lesser degrees of heart block usually cause no symptoms. It is ok to fly with a pacemaker but bring your pacemaker card with you as you may set off a metal detector. The low dose x-ray will image the battery. ...Read more

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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?

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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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. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is intermittent heart block?

Could you explain what is intermittent heart block?

Intermittent block: Means heart block is not persitent. It is coming and going off. Happening intermittently. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: heart block?

What is the definition or description of: heart block?

Symptomatic slow HR: Blocked cardiac impulses from top of heart to bottom of heart
there are physiologic as well as pathological blocks
pathological block need pacemaker to correct it. ...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 their 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 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. ...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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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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Is citalopram also used for heart block?

Is citalopram also used for heart block?

Well that depends: Are you trying to CAUSE heart block or treat it? If the former then, there is plenty of evidence that citalopram can do a beautiful job COMPLETELY BLOCKING the heart! But if one's goal is to TREAT heart block I'm afraid I'm unaware of any research which shows this to be a therapeutic effect of the medication. It certainly is not an FDA approved use of the drug. Cardiology got an opinion? ...Read more

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So the bf have heart block mobitz 2. What to expect moving forward?

So the bf have heart block mobitz 2. What to expect moving forward?

Type 2 AV block: If he has type 2 av block a pacemaker is in his future. Living with a pacemaker is no problem. ...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?

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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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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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