Introduction: Heart block


Heart block: Failure of the heart's normal rhythm controls leading to arrhythmia

Heart block: Heart block is a condition in which the electrical signal cannot travel normally down the special pathways to the ventricles. For example, the signal from the atria to the ventricle may be (1) delayed, but each one conducted; (2) delayed with only some getting through; or (3) completely interrupted. If there is no conduction, the beat generally originates from the ventricles and is very slow. 1

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         Contents for Heart block:

1. excerpt from NHLBI, Arrhythmia: NHLBI

Last revision: May 29, 2003

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