Will atrioventricular dissociation lead to heart block?

Arrhythmia. Av dissociation is a disorder of conduction that in some cases (3rd degree av block) can lead to bradycardia (slow hr) and syncope.

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Does atrioventricular dissociation precede heart block?

AV dissociation. Atrioventricular dissociation can occur with or without heart block. For example, during ventricular tachycardia, the ventricular impulses are usually not going retrogradely to the atrium, so there is av dissociation without any heart block. The important thing is whether av dissociation is resulting in a ventricular rate slow enough to be symptomatic with dizziness or syncope. Read more...

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...

How do you treat fetal heart block?

Not well. No good treatment for fetal heart block is known; Dexamethasone has been tried with poor results. Delivery at a tertiary care center with nicu and pediatric cardiology specialists is warranted and maternal-fetal medicine consultation is quintessential. The prognosis is much worse (almost lethal) if the complete fetal heart block occurs early and is associated with structural heart defect(s). Read more...

Is citalopram also used for heart block?

No . Citalopram is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor. It works by preventing the re-absorption of serotonin by nerve cells. It is not used to treat heart block. Read more...
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...