PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What type of bradycardia is heart block?

ANSWER

This is one type of bradycardia, when your resting heart beat is less than 60 beats a minute. If you have heart block, a faulty electrical signal inside your body keeps your heart from pumping and squeezing in a rhythm to move oxygen-rich blood.

Mild cases might not even cause any symptoms. But the most serious case is called a “complete heart block” and you need emergency care.

From: What Are the Types of Bradycardia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Bradycardia.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Bradycardia.”

University Hospital Southampton, UK, “Bradyarrhythmias (slow heart rhythms).”

Saint Luke’s Health System: “Sinus Bradycardia.”

American Heart Association, “What Is Pericarditis?”

NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, “What Is Sleep Apnea?” “What is Heart Block?” “Types of Heart Block,” “What Causes Heart Block?” “How is Heart Block Treated?”

U.S. National Library of Medicine, “How does the thyroid work?”

Mayo Clinic: “Bradycardia: Treatments and Drugs,” “Sick sinus syndrome: Causes,” “Bradycardia: Causes.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Diagnosis and Treatment of Sick Sinus Syndrome.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Bradycardia.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Bradycardia.”

University Hospital Southampton, UK, “Bradyarrhythmias (slow heart rhythms).”

Saint Luke’s Health System: “Sinus Bradycardia.”

American Heart Association, “What Is Pericarditis?”

NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, “What Is Sleep Apnea?” “What is Heart Block?” “Types of Heart Block,” “What Causes Heart Block?” “How is Heart Block Treated?”

U.S. National Library of Medicine, “How does the thyroid work?”

Mayo Clinic: “Bradycardia: Treatments and Drugs,” “Sick sinus syndrome: Causes,” “Bradycardia: Causes.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Diagnosis and Treatment of Sick Sinus Syndrome.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

What causes heart block in relation to bradycardia?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.