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A disorder characterized by a dysrhythmia with complete failure of atrial electrical impulse conduction through the AV node to the ventricles.
Symptoms of atrioventricular block
The following features are indicative of atrioventricular block:
It is possible that atrioventricular block shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.
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Common Causes of atrioventricular block
The following are the most common causes of atrioventricular block:
side effect of digitalis, calcium channel blocker and beta-blockers
suddenly failure of the His-Purkinje cells
heart valve disease
Other Causes of atrioventricular block
The following are the less common causes of atrioventricular block:
Risk Factors for atrioventricular block
The following factors may increase the likelihood of atrioventricular block:
atrial septal defect
exposure to toxic substances
taking digitalis medicines
Prevention of atrioventricular block
Yes, it may be possible to prevent atrioventricular block.
Occurrence of atrioventricular block
Common Age Group
atrioventricular block can occur at any age.
atrioventricular block can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of atrioventricular block
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect atrioventricular block:
Physical examination: To check the signs of heart failure like swollen ankles and feet
ECG (Electrocardiogram): To check the electrical signals of the heart
Complications of atrioventricular block if untreated
Yes, atrioventricular block causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if atrioventricular block is left untreated:
Procedures for Treatment of atrioventricular block
The following procedures are used to treat atrioventricular block:
Pacemaker: It regulates the heartbeat
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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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