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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with heart block

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

(Medtronics pacemaker)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
8
Tried for
heart block (8)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
5
Tried for
heart block (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
heart block (1)

Data from patients with heart block, who reported starting treatments within 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 (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
heart block (8)
Perceived effectiveness
for heart block (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
heart block (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
upset stomach
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
heart block (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with heart block, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has heart block on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 12
30s 9
40s 25
50s 55
60s 57
70+ 22
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 8
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 12
50-59 years 23
60-69 years 5
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

58% Female
42% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 91
Not Diagnosed 5

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