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The superior inferior by Ellie Patient Expert Posted Thu 06 Nov 2008 11:40pm I would say that the most frightening, cluster inducing type of heart attack is the inferior MI, which is also the most deadly, 80% of patients with this condition die. The tricky part about them that instead of responding well to nitrates (the usual treatment for heart attacks), these patients drop their blood pressure precipitously instead. ... Read on »
How will you differentiate a wenkebach’s Mobitz type 1 AV block from type 2 second degree AV block if the conduction ratio is 2: by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 11 Nov 2009 10:01pm It is the classical description of wenkebach AV block type 1 there is progressive prolongation of PR interval followed by a blocked p wave and hence a dropped qrs complex. The usual conduction ratio for wenkebach AV block is 3:2 or 4:3 . It is well known wenkebach AV block is usually a benign form of AV conduction defect and it recovers sp ... Read on »
Intermittent third degree heart block due to stuttering inferior STEMI by Stephen Smith Posted Fri 30 Mar 2012 4:49pm A 71 year old male complained of near syncope and SOB without any chest pain.  His pulse was slow.  He was put on the monitor.  Here is the rhythm strip There is 3rd degree AV block at a rate of 48 A 12 lead ECG was recorded about 5 minutes later Sinus rhythm at a rate of 60, with a normal PR interval, and right ... Read on »
Intermittent third degree heart block due to stuttering inferior STEMI by Stephen Smith Posted Mon 02 Apr 2012 12:46pm A 71 year old male complained of near syncope and SOB without any chest pain.  His pulse was slow.  He was put on the monitor.  Here is the rhythm strip There is 3rd degree AV block at a rate of 48 A 12 lead ECG was recorded about 5 minutes later Sinus rhythm at a rate of 60, with a normal PR interval, and rig ... Read on »
Looking back..... by Alicia and Gavin Posted Mon 17 Jan 2011 11:59am WARNING: This is a long one! But, if you want a recap of some of what Gavin has gone through in his life.....Read on! It has a happy ending! :) This past Saturday, January 15, marked two anniversaries for our family. January 15 will always be a day that our family will never forget. Looking back on this day is bittersweet. The first ... Read on »
How to diagnose complete heart block without ECG ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 18 May 2012 12:47pm You are asked to see a patient with a pulse rate of 45 /mt .  Is it sinus bradycardia  or  complete heart block  ?  Only one condition , . . .  you must conclude in the bed side ! Heart rate  may give a clue ( HR of  30-40 is common in CHB . Less common in sinus bradycardia.) Pulse volume is large in both (More so in CHB ) ... Read on »
Blocked Heart Arteries May Be Key Risk Factor for Stroke by Medline Plus Posted Thu 28 Feb 2013 4:00pm The more calcium inside vessels, the higher the odds for the brain attacks, study found Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Coronary Artery Disease , Stroke Read on »
Pseudo Type II Second Degree AV Block Induced by Concealed Premature Junctional Complexes (PJCs) (contributed by K. Wang) by Stephen Smith Posted Mon 26 Aug 2013 1:58pm This patient is running on a treadmill Figure 1. There are frequent apparently non-conducted p-waves.  The PR interval is not lengthening, so this is not AV Wenckebach phenomenon.  It appears to be 2nd degree AV block, Mobitz Type II. The stress test was stopped for fear that it was induced by ischemia. This tracing was a ... Read on »
How to manage complete heart block during pregnancy ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 19 Sep 2010 11:34am For the lay public   the term complete heart block (CHB) often convey a sinister message . When  encountered in   pregnancy,  it is   frightening    for the  physicians as well .  One need not  say  . . .the anxiety to the Obstetrician ! Congenital complete heart block is the usual etiology. Though there are other important causes of CHB in ... Read on »
Ventriculophasic sinus arrhythmia in complete heart block by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 7:17pm Ventriculophasic sinus arrhythmia is a non-respiratory sinus arrhythmia seen in complete AV block. The PP interval enclosing a QRS complex is shorter than a PP interval not enclosing a QRS. The Mechanism  The proposed mechanism is the  increased blood flow into the SA node artery  during ventricular systole  stimulating it ... Read on »