What causes third-degree atrioventricular (AV) block?

Updated: Jul 05, 2018
  • Author: Akanksha Agrawal, MBBS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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Atrioventricular (AV) block results from various pathologic states that cause infiltration, fibrosis, or loss of connection in portions of the healthy conduction system. Third-degree AV block (complete heart block) can be either congenital or acquired.

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