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
for accelerated by the
and moderation on the other occasions.
The blockades branch affect the pipe
below the atria, so they have no symptoms or require treatment.
It affects all ages,
in men over age 40 and postmenopausal women.
The symptoms can be controlled with surgery to implant
pacemaker, if the effect is important.
Uncontrolled heart rate, slow or fast, and
Diagnosis and Treatment.
History and physical examination by
Holter Monitor (an electrocardiogram for 24 continuous hours)
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,
there are some who get worse:
Do not take drugs to relieve nasal congestion or
, including antihistamines, or any stimulant, including caffeine, cocaine or marijuana.
Is not considered an invalid.
discourages him, no matter light workout. Will help you.
regular exercise program, walking is ideal, and gradually increase the effort.
If you are
Do not take amphetamines or other appetite suppressants.
Avoid excessive use of
Avoid caffeine in all its forms.
It is present in
drinks and chocolate with.
After diagnosis, increases the
in your life.
Take care of any of the
listed in the preceding paragraph.
Do not smoke.
diet low in fat and salt.
Older than 60 years.
Use of certain drugs, such as
, quinidine, or beta - adrenergic blockers.
Signs and symptoms.
There are no symptoms (sometimes) in less serious forms.
Slow and irregular
Sudden loss of consciousness.
(hardening of the arteries)
and other medications.