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Heart block

Heart block: Introduction

Heart block: is a disease in the electrical system of the heart. See detailed information below for a list of 67 causes of Heart block, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Heart block:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Heart block. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Heart block

Home Diagnostic Testing and Heart block

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Heart block: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Heart block, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Heart block Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Heart block may include:

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Stories from Users for Heart block

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Medications or substances causing Heart block:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Heart block as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Heart block:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Heart block as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Timolol and phenytoin interaction
  • Blocadren and phenytoin interaction
  • Corgard and phenytoin interaction
  • Betapace and phenytoin interaction
  • Betapace AF and phenytoin interaction
  • more interactions...»

Heart block: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Heart block may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Heart block

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Heart block: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Heart block

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart attack, or from delaying too long to call...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be causes of chest pain...read more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this...read more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can simply be too small to accurately...read more »

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Heart block: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Heart block

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Heart block: Related Rare Diseases

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Heart block: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Heart block listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Heart block as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Heart block

Heart block is a condition in which the electrical signal cannot travel normally down the special pathways to the ventricles. For example, the signal from the atria to the ventricle may be (1) delayed, but each one conducted; (2) delayed with only some getting through; or (3) completely interrupted. If there is no conduction, the beat generally originates from the ventricles and is very slow. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Arrhythmia: NHLBI)

Heart block is a condition in which the electrical signal cannot travel normally down the special... (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Arrhythmia: NHLBI)

Definitions of Heart block:

Impairment of conduction in heart excitation. It is often applied specifically to atrioventricular heart block. (Dorland, 27th ed)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Impairment of conduction in heart excitation; often applied specifically to atrioventricular heart block.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Heart block

The list below shows some of the causes of Heart block mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Heart block?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Heart block. Of the 67 causes of Heart block that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 5 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 60 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Heart block:

The following list of conditions have 'Heart block' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Heart block:

The following list of medical conditions have Heart block or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Heart block Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Heart block based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Heart block:

    PR interval lengthened, Atrioventricular node conduction block, AV block
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Heart block:

    Medical Conditions associated with Heart block:

    Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Cardiovascular symptoms (3192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Heart block:

    Heart rhythm symptoms (1589 causes), Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Myocardial infarction (38 causes), MI, Angina (41 causes), Myocardial ischemia (1 cause), Coronary artery disease (106 causes), Atherosclerosis (35 causes), Hypertension (398 causes), Angioplasty, Angiography

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Heart block

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