. Heart Blockage: Types, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment | CK Birla Hospital
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Things you need to know

Things you need to know

- The irregular beating of the heart, i.e. slower than usual, can be a sign of heart blockage
- Eating a healthy and nutritious diet can reduce the risk of heart diseases
- Exercising and refraining yourself from smoking, drinking and using recreational drugs can reduce the risk of heart blockage by a good percentage

What is heart block

What is heart block

The electric signals control the beating of our heart, and any disruptions in the beating is an indication of partial or complete blockage in the heart. These electric signals travel from the upper chamber of the heart to the lower chamber, and when these electric signals do not travel from the upper chamber to the lower, there is a heart blockage.

Types of heart block

Types of heart block

First-degree heart block 

Second-degree heart block

Third-degree or complete heart block

Heart Block- Causes

Heart Block- Causes

Symptoms of heart blockage

Symptoms of heart blockage

Diagnosis of heart blockage

Diagnosis of heart blockage

Treatment of heart blockage

Treatment of heart blockage

(Note: For the correct diagnosis and treatment, visit your specialist)

FAQs
FAQs

Every person’s condition differs, so the duration of life cannot be determined unless the condition is rightly diagnosed.

In the case of the first degree, it may go away on its own, but in second and third-degree heart blockage, the proper treatment is necessary.

Placing a stent in a 100% blocked artery can be challenging and tricky.

By placing your index and middle finger on the hollow area of the inner wrist right next to the thumb base, you should feel a pulse against your fingers. With this method, you can detect a heart blockage at home.