Life expectancy of person with pacemaker and heart block?

Pacemakers. It depends on the age of the patient, overall health of the patient, and probably most importantly, what type of heart problem the pacemaker was used to treat and what caused the heart problem.
It Varies. If heart block is the only cardiac issue, a pacemaker should fully correct this and cause no shortening of a person's life expectancy.

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What to do if I have mobitz II heart block? Can I still life normally without pacemaker? Can I exercise as usual (gym, yoga, swim)?

Just to be safe. The first question would be is there a reversible cause for the conduction defect? You are young and unfortunately there is a risk of progression of Mobitz II to complete heart block which can lead to serious problems and even death. Mobitz II is treated with a pacemaker for this reason. If you have no symptoms, a pacemaker would make normal exercise safer. Further evaluation is necessary. Read more...

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

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. Read more...

My cardiologist has said I don't need a pacemaker for my 2nd degree heart block as I don't have symptoms of blacking out etc. Is this good news?

Not at all. If you are symptomatic , you may need pacemaker even for first degree heart block. Even if there is no block and your heart rate is low and you become symptomatic , you are candidate for pacemaker . Black out is one of the indication for pacemaker treatment . In conclusion , while you are blacking out , i would not say , the news is a good one . I would suggest , second opinion. Read more...
AV block. There are two types of 2nd degree av block. If you have asymptomatic type 1, following without a pacer is indicated. If you have type 2, a pacer is indicated even w/o symptoms. We don't know which type you have, so judging the news is difficult. You need follow up in any case. Read more...

I was wondering is a pacemaker required for a 12 year old girl with a heart block?

Maybe,maybe not. There are various levels of block and some need a pacemaker and some not.The youngest I've had that needed a pacemaker was identified at age 8, although some in the written record need it at a much younger age. Read more...

Can you take Zithromax while on 40 mg of Celexa (citalopram)? I have a pacemaker for intermittent heart block.

QT prolongation. can occur with the combination of Zithromax and Celexa (citalopram). Having a pacemaker may prevent serious arrhythmia. The downside is increased use of the demand pacemaker leading to some additional battery drain. The other issue is that the pacemaker does not protect you from seizures that may occur with this combination. Best discuss this with your doctor. Read more...

Can I have Atrial Flutter (AF) while wearing a pacemaker for complete heart block? Do I need ablation or it managable by using medication?

Complex question. Your best off using HealthTap Prime to ask this question, since it's complex & answer is nuanced. The only problem, as I see it, is that with ongoing AF, you can develop clots (thombus) that can dislodge & cause a stroke. Your heart RATE should be controlled by the pacemaker, so the only adverse effect of AF would be a stroke. This can be mitigated by anticoagulants (blood thinners). Use HT Prime. Read more...