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Heart block.

Alteration (mild or severe) of the transmission of electrical signals between the upper and lower chambers of the heart.

The contractions of the atria (upper chambers) lost synchronization with those of the ventricles (lower chambers)

The heart rate is not regulated as normal for accelerated by the stress or the stress and moderation on the other occasions.

The blockades branch affect the pipe system below the atria, so they have no symptoms or require treatment.


It affects all ages, but is more common in men over age 40 and postmenopausal women.


The symptoms can be controlled with surgery to implant a pacemaker, if the effect is important.


Uncontrolled heart rate, slow or fast, and cardiac arrest.

Diagnosis and Treatment.


History and physical examination by a doctor.


Holter Monitor (an electrocardiogram for 24 continuous hours)


General Measures.

Bring some identification in case you suddenly lose your knowledge, including the type of lock that is suffering, and the medication you take.

Do not smoke.


There is no medication to cure the heart block, but there are some who get worse:

Do not take drugs to relieve nasal congestion or allergies, including antihistamines, or any stimulant, including caffeine, cocaine or marijuana.


Is not considered an invalid.

Unless your doctor discourages him, no matter light workout. Will help you.

Begin a regular exercise program, walking is ideal, and gradually increase the effort.


If you are overweight, piérdalo.

Do not take amphetamines or other appetite suppressants.

Avoid excessive use of alcoholic beverages.

Alcohol depresses heartbeat.

Avoid caffeine in all its forms.

It is present in coffee, tea, cocoa, cola drinks and chocolate with.

Tell your doctor if.

After diagnosis, increases the stress in your life.


Take care of any of the primary diseases listed in the preceding paragraph.

Do not smoke.

Exercise regularly.

Take a diet low in fat and salt.

Risk Factors.

Older than 60 years.


Use of certain drugs, such as digital, quinidine, or beta - adrenergic blockers.

Node syndrome patient.

Signs and symptoms.

There are no symptoms (sometimes) in less serious forms.

Slow and irregular heartbeat.

Sudden loss of consciousness.

Convulsions (sometimes)




Coronary artery disease, a sign of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)

Congenital cardiac abnormalities.

Excess digital and other medications.

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