heart block

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heart block

n.
A condition in which faulty transmission of the impulses that control the heartbeat results in a lack of coordination in the contraction of the atria and ventricles of the heart.

heart block

n
(Pathology) impaired conduction or blocking of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat, resulting in a lack of coordination between the beating of the atria and the ventricles. Also called: Adams-Stokes syndrome or atrioventricular block

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n.
a defect in the electrical impulses of the heart resulting in any of various arrhythmias or irregularities in the heartbeat.

heart block

A condition in which the electrical impulses in the heart are blocked at points in the conduction system.
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Noun1.heart block - recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeatheart block - recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat
arrhythmia, cardiac arrhythmia - an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
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His second-degree heart block resolved 2 days after discontinuation of ticagrelor and his EKG showed sinus bradycardia (heart rate = 54 bpm) with borderline AV conduction delay with RBBB pattern (Figure 3) which was similar to his baseline EKG.
They may improve cardiac conduction in fetuses with first-degree or second-degree heart block. Corticosteroids have no effect on fetuses/neonates with complete heart block.
Mobitz type II second-degree heart block or third-degree heart block e.