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.

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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...
Heart block. Heart block is an electrical phenomenon of interrupted conduction of electrical impulses in a component of the hearts electrical conduction system. There are partial and complete forms of block in the atrioventricular pathway. Complete av block causes a dissociation of atrial and ventricular electrical activity. The symptoms are those of very slow heart rate, lightheaded, weak, dizzy and sob. Read more...

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...

Is a 2nd degree heart block with no symptoms except a few palpitations easily managed during a c-section? I'm so scared

Block. If its type 1 av block is usually not a problem. If its type 2, a pacer is indicated. You should discuss with your dr., likely you have type 1 and don't need the anxiety. Read more...
Excellent question. . Mobtz 1 or wencheback 2 degree block is sometimes cause by parasympathetic excess that slow av conduction. Mobitz 2 av block often heralds more serious conduction problems with progressively more involved blocking of ventricular conduction. A consult to cardiologist need to be done before your c-section. Your OB in consultation with cardiology will take care of you. You will be fine. Read more...

What is complete heart block?

See below. Electrical impulses which originate in the upper chambers (atria) cannot reach the lower chambers (ventricles) due to an electrical interruption. When this occurs, the lower chambers continue to beat, but at a very slow rate, typically in the 30s. While some people have no or few symptoms, typically people feel tired, dizzy, and may pass out. Pacemaker therapy is often necessary. Read more...
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...