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Heart block

Heart block: Introduction

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 ... more about Heart block.

Heart block: Failure of the heart's normal rhythm controls leading to arrhythmia. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Heart block is available below.

Symptoms of Heart block

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Heart block: Deaths

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Types of Heart block

  • First-degree heart block - partial heart block
  • Second-degree heart block
  • Third-degree heart block - complete heart block
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Heart block: Complications

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Causes of Heart block

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Heart block: Undiagnosed Conditions

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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, 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, 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 undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It should more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, whereas there are more »

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Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but more »

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Heart block: Rare Types

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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)

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)


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