first-degree atrioventricular block


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first-degree atrioventricular block

Delayed conduction through or from the atrioventricular node, marked on the electrocardiogram by a prolonged P-R interval. Usually no treatment is necessary. Synonym: first-degree heart block
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The patient's electrocardiogram (EKG) on admission revealed normal sinus rhythm with rate of 65 bpm (beats per minute) with first-degree atrioventricular block (AV Block) and left anterior hemiblock as depicted in Figure 2.
First-degree atrioventricular block can be detected in healthy pilots and it is related to the increased resting vagal tone.
Examples are an incomplete right bundle branch block, early repolarization, isolated QRS voltage criteria for left ventricular hypertrophy, and first-degree atrioventricular block. Some experts argue that if we remove these specific findings, we will be left primarily with the most concerning ones and thus can improve the false-positive rate.