Symptoms of Heart Block

Heart Block can be grouped into first-second-, third-degree heart blocks. The electrical signals that cause the heart to beat are either slowed, partially blocked, or completely blocked. Signs and symptoms depend on how severe the heart block is.

What Causes Heart Block?

Heart block is often caused by problems with the electrical paths of the heart. This may result from the swelling and scarring of heart tissues from previous heart conditions. This may include myocardial ischemia (decreased blood supply to the heart), infections, tumors, or surgery. Certain heart medicines may also cause heart block. Heart block may also be a condition that you are born with.

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For the second time since 2011, Genesis Medical Center, Davenport has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics based on outstanding outcomes and efficiency. Read more about this recent honor.

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