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Whats the different between typical and atypical wencabech second degree heart block? If I have both do I need a pacemaker?

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Dr. Kristi Woods
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In brief: Wenckebach block

If you are having symptoms from your a-v block, a pacemaker is recommended (assuming that there is not an underlying, correctable cause of the block.
) the difference between typical and atypical is the conduction ratio-how many signals are sent vs. How many signals are received. Typical might be 3 "p" waves to 2 "r" waves; atypical might be 7 "p" waves to 6 "r" waves.

In brief: Wenckebach block

If you are having symptoms from your a-v block, a pacemaker is recommended (assuming that there is not an underlying, correctable cause of the block.
) the difference between typical and atypical is the conduction ratio-how many signals are sent vs. How many signals are received. Typical might be 3 "p" waves to 2 "r" waves; atypical might be 7 "p" waves to 6 "r" waves.
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