Congenital heart block

Symptoms of Congenital heart block

The following features are indicative of Congenital heart block:
  • chest pain
  • dizziness
  • feeling faint
  • tiredness
  • heart palpitations
  • fatigue quickly
  • difficulty breathing
It is possible that Congenital heart block shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Congenital heart block

The following are the most common causes of Congenital heart block:
  • left atrial isomerism
  • atrioventricular septal defect
  • levo transposition of the great arteries
  • complete interruption of transmission of electrical signals across the heart

Risk Factors for Congenital heart block

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Congenital heart block:
  • loss of bone density
  • diabetes
  • hypertension
  • cataract
  • intrauterine growth retardation
  • adrenal suppression
  • lupus
  • autoimmune disease
  • parents with congenital heart disorders

Prevention of Congenital heart block

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Congenital heart block. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • use intravenous immunoglobulin

Occurrence of Congenital heart block

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Congenital heart block cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very rare between 1K - 10K cases

Common Age Group

Congenital heart block most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • At birth

Common Gender

Congenital heart block can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Congenital heart block

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Congenital heart block:
  • Fetal echocardiography: To diagnose the blockage of heart

Complications of Congenital heart block if untreated

Yes, Congenital heart block causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Congenital heart block is left untreated:
  • heart rhythm problems
  • heart attack

Procedures for Treatment of Congenital heart block

The following procedures are used to treat Congenital heart block:
  • Surgery: A permanent or temporary pacemaker is inserted in some cases by surgical procedures

Patient Support for Treatment of Congenital heart block

The following actions may help Congenital heart block patients:
  • Join patient support groups: Helps in coping the disease

Time for Treatment of Congenital heart block

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Congenital heart block to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • Disease cannot be treated but only maintained or effects reduced

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Congenital heart block.

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