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What are the types of heart block?
Last Updated: 16th May, 2020
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Accordingly, what is a heart block?
Heart block is an abnormal heart rhythmwhere the heart beats too slowly (bradycardia). In thiscondition, the electrical signals that tell the heart tocontract are partially or totally blocked between the upperchambers (atria) and the lower chambers (ventricles).
Likewise, what is 1st 2nd and 3rd degree heart block? Atrioventricular (AV) heart blockdescribes impairment of conduction from the atria to the ventriclesvia the AV junction. The three commonly described types ofAV block are 1st degree, 2nd degree and 3rddegree AV block. Second degree block is additionallydivided into Mobitz type I and type II AVblock.
Considering this, what causes heart block?
- Certain types of surgery that affect the heart's electricalsystem.
- Changes in your genes.
- Damage from a heart attack.
- Heart issues like clogged arteries, inflammation of the heartmuscle, and heart failure.
- Muscle disorders or other diseases.
- Some medicines.
Which type of heart block is life threatening?
A heart block is when the electrical impulsesthat control the beating of the heart muscle are disrupted.The most serious type of heart block known as a complete, orthird degree, heart block will have symptoms, but oftenthose with less serious heart block can have symptomstoo.