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Hello: what is the different between typical wenckebach and atypical wenckebach? Is one more or less dangerous/ serious?
Wenkebach: Am not aware of your terms. There are two forms. Type 1 can occur in normal individuals by certain drugs or heightened vagal tone. Prognosis is usually quite good. Type 2 is almost always due to organic disease involving the conduction system and may lead to complete heart block. A pacemaker may be required. ...Read more
Wenkebach: Morbitz 1 atrioventricular block (wenkebach) is common and usually benign, and asymptotic. Because you are only 28 it suggests that the electrical conduction system of your heart may be predisposed to disease. You need to follow up with a doctor to check periodically to make sure it does not get worse. ...Read more
Mobitz I : Second degree mobitz i av block occurs when the pr interval gradually lengthens followed by a non-conducted p-wave. ...Read more
I have asymptomatic wenckebach. Can I go on rollercoasters? I'm scared to but don't want it ruining my life
How long had it?: Wenckebach is not in and of itself dangerous and excitement should make it less significant. If it is a long-standing condition and there is no reason to believe it is getting worse then you need not worry about it. If you enjoy roller coasters, go ahead and ride. How long have you had this condition? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have asymptomatic wenckebach type 1. When I feel my pulse I feel it stop then start. Is that normal?
Yes it is normal: This type of heart block is not a serious or life threatening problem. It will be very typical to have skipped beats in this rhythm. I would suggest a 24 hour monitor of your heart rhythm to make sure there is no evidence of any other type of heart block or rhythm disturbance. Your primary doctor can easily order this test. ...Read more
I have asymptomatic wenckebach. Can this restrict me doing things like going on aeroplanes and rollercoasters?
No: Get info from your cardiologist. Carry with you- wallet size as a " just in case" you ever get an EKG somewhere! ...Read more
I have asymptotic wenckebach due to high vagal tone and i'm going for vbac in 3 weeks. I'm so scared something will go wrong.
Please discuss now: With your OB and cardiologist as it may? Be better for u to have an elective c-section at 39 weeks or sooner. ...Read more
I was diagnosed w/ wenckebach due to high vagal tone and occasional pvcs. Should this be a concern? I have had a normal cardiac workup.
I haves SVT + wenckebach and atypical wenckebach - should I take medication for SVT even if it can worsen the heart block? What u will reccomand?
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
I have Asymptomatic wenckebach due to high vagal tone, I need dental work done. Is it safe to have local anasethic what dentists use to remove teeth?
NO: The former refers to rhythm abnormality the latter to an electrical representation ("shape") (appearance) on an EKG ! Hope this is helpful ! Dr Z ...Read more