Importance of Electrocardiogram and Spandan ECG device

Nitin Chandola

Posted on - March 10, 2021

AV block or atrioventricular block occurs when the signals traveling from the atria (upper chamber of the heart) to the ventricles (lower chamber of the heart) is impaired or damaged. Mostly the signals are delayed or completely blocked. The seriousness of AV Block depends on its degree. It is normal in athletes and small children. There are three types of degree of AV Block:

  • First Degree-

    The first degree of AV block can be noticed when there is a delay in the signals from the upper chamber of the heart to the lower chamber of the heart and no damage is caused. Additionally, there is no skipped or dropped beat that can be seen in the ECG.

  • Second Degree-

    In the second degree, AV Block the damage caused between the upper chamber and lower chamber fails to The third degree of AV block is when the signals between the upper chamber and the lower chamber are completely blocked and no communication between the two is noticed. Third-degree AV block is the most severe of the AV blocks. Persons suffering third-degree AV block need emergency treatment. conduct an impulse, which leads to a skipped beat.

  • Mobitz I or Type I AV Block-

    This occurs when the heart signals become slower and slower and the heart skips a beat. This is a less serious form of second-degree block. There is a low risk of a Mobitz I AV block leading to heart attack and complete heart block.

  • Mobitz II or Type II Av Block-

    In Type II AV Block some of the signals do not reach the lower chamber and an irregular pattern is formed, which further results in random skipped beats. In the case of Mobitz II, the patient should report to the doctor immediately for better diagnoses as to know the cause behind the skipped beat.

  • Third Degree-

    The first degree of AV block can be noticed when there is a delay in the signals from the upper chamber of the heart to the lower chamber of the heart and no damage is caused. Additionally, there is no skipped or dropped beat that can be seen in the ECG.

TREATMENT:

The treatment of the AV Block depends on the degree of heart block. Generally, no treatment is required for first-degree heart block. If the reports show the presence of AV block, talk to your doctor regarding the best treatment plan for you.

PREVENTION:

To help reduce the chances of having an AV Block

  • Go on a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Avoid smoking and excess use of alcohol and caffeine.
  • Talk to your doctor regarding your medications, try avoiding medications that may result in heart block.