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Heart block bds

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Heart block bds

  1. 1. Heart Block- Dr. Chintan
  2. 2. Sinoatrial Block • the impulse from the sinus node is blocked before it enters the atrial muscle • sudden cessation of P waves, with resultant standstill of the atria. • the ventricles pick up a new rhythm, the impulse usually originating spontaneously in the atrioventricular (A-V) node • the rate of the ventricular QRS-T complex is slowed
  3. 3. Atrioventricular Block • The only means by which impulses ordinarily can pass from the atria into the ventricles is through the A-V bundle, also known as the bundle of His • 1. Ischemia of the A-V node or A-V bundle fibers • 2. Compression of the A-V bundle • 3. Inflammation of the A-V node or A-V bundle • 4. Extreme stimulation of the heart by the vagus nerves
  4. 4. Incomplete Atrioventricular Heart Block • Prolonged P-R Interval - First Degree Block • time between beginning of the P wave and beginning of the QRS complex is about 0.16 second • P-R interval usually decreases in length with faster heartbeat and increases with slower heartbeat • when the P-R interval increases to greater than 0.20 second, the P-R interval is said to be prolonged
  5. 5. Incomplete A-V Heart Block • First degree block is defined as a delay of conduction from the atria to the ventricles but not actual blockage of conduction
  6. 6. Incomplete A-V Heart Block • Second Degree Block • increase the P-R interval to 0.25 to 0.45 second, • the action potential sometimes is strong enough to pass through the bundle into the ventricles and sometimes is not strong enough • atrial P wave but no QRS-T wave, and it is said that there are “dropped beats” of the ventricles • “2:1 rhythm”, 3:2 or 3:1
  7. 7. Complete A-V Block • Third Degree Block • ventricles spontaneously establish their own signal, usually originating in the A-V node or A-V bundle • P waves become dissociated from the QRS-T complexes • rate of rhythm of the atria in ECG is about 100 beats per minute, whereas the rate of ventricular beat is less than 40 per minute • Ventricles have “escaped” from control by the atria
  8. 8. Stokes-Adams Syndrome Ventricular Escape
  9. 9. Incomplete Intraventricular Block • electrical alternans • Tachycardia • when the rate of the heart is rapid, it is impossible for some portions of the Purkinje system to recover from the previous refractory period quickly enough to respond • ischemia, myocarditis or digitalis toxicity
  10. 10. Grading of exercise WHO grading of muscular exercise: VO2 Max: Maximum amount of O2 that can be consumed during a severe exercise. Resting VO2 ( O2 consumption ) = 250 ml/min. Grade HR (bpm) O2 consumption (L/min) RLI MET i. Light (mild) < 100 0.4 – 0.8 < 25 < 3 ii. Moderate 100 - 125 0.8 – 1.6 25 - 50 3.1 – 4.5 iii. Heavy 125 - 150 1.6 – 2.4 51 - 75 4.6 - 7 iv. Severe > 150 > 2.4 > 75 > 7
  11. 11. Causes of ↑ HR during exercise (1) Increased sympathetic activity – anticipatory tachycardia. (2) Decrease in Vagal tone. (3) Increased activity of the limbic system and motor cortex due to psychic stimuli directly acting on medulla – anticipatory tachycardia. (4) Increased Peripheral reflexes originating from (i) Muscle spindle (ii) Muscle tendon receptors (iii) Joint receptors (iv) Organ of Corti
  12. 12. Causes of ↑ HR during exercise (5) Liberation of hormones into circulation (Centrally acting) (i) Catecholamines from Adrenal Medulla (ii) Thyroxin (T4) from thyroid gland in response to stress (6) Increase in body temperature (7) Chemical changes occurring in the blood Hypoxia - arterial PO2 Hypercapnia - arterial PCO2 Lactic Acidosis - pH
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