In this course we teach you how to identify first-, second- and third-degree atrioventricular (AV) block on the ECG. We explain the pitfalls commonly encountered in the diagnosis of AV block. You will learn the importance of distinguishing between Mobitz type I and Mobitz type II second degree AV block and you will learn how to do so reliably.
Planner and Author: Dr John Seery MB PhD
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Barold SS. Case Report: Type I Second-Degree AV Block Masquerading as Type II Block. J Interv Electrophysiol. 2000;4:599-603. https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1023/A:1026520507634.pdf
Barold SS and Herweg B. Second-Degree AV Block Revisited. Herzschrittmacherther Elecktrophysiol. 2012;23:296-304.
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Shenthar J et al. Diagnosis not to be missed: Lyme carditis, rare but reversible cause of complete atrioventricular block. Indian Heart J. 2014;66(6):723-6.
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