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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
What are critical differences between complete heart block and AV dissociation ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 13 Sep 2009 10:23pm CHB and AV dissociation are often confused with one another . While CHB is an important cause for AVD , there are distinct differences  which have clinical implications. This table is an attempt to simpify the understanding of the two. Corections and suggestions welcome. This is a high resolution image , to read better  right click on the ... Read on »
77 (+7) Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy and Happy for 100 Years or Longer by Anastasiya Goers Patient Expert Posted Tue 09 Mar 2010 2:00am This post was written by Anastasiya . Follow me on Twitter or StumbleUpon and keep your life balanced! Image by alicepopkorn. When you hear the word “heart” what do you think about? Do you think about a heart attack or do you think about love, do you think about health or do you think about kindness and generosity? Maybe so ... Read on »
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) / Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) by Encompass Network Partners .. Posted Thu 28 Jan 2010 7:09am What is peripheral vascular disease (PVD)? Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a slow and progressive circulation disorder. It may involve disease in any of the blood vessels outside of the heart and diseases of the lymph vessels - the arteries, veins, or lymphatic vessels. Organs supplied by these vessels such as the brain, heart, and legs, ma ... 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 »