Heart block

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What is heart block?

Heart block is a delay in or absence of electrical conduction from the atria to the ventricles in the heart. The severity of the conduction abnormality is described in degrees: first-degree; second-degree, type I or type II, and third-degree (complete) heart block.

Common symptoms reported by people with heart block

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people for heart block

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Medtronics pacemaker)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
33
Tried for
heart block (2)

Data from patients with heart block, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with heart block

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Medtronics pacemaker)
Perceived effectiveness
for heart block (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
heart block (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with heart block, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has heart block on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 76 say heart block is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 12
30s 19
40s 25
50s 46
60s 72
70+ 44
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 9
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 13
50-59 years 23
60-69 years 6
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 92
Female 128

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 106
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from heart block patients who have completed their condition history
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