What is the role of CT scanning in the diagnosis of third-degree atrioventricular (AV) block?

Updated: Jul 05, 2018
  • Author: Akanksha Agrawal, MBBS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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TTE alone may not be sufficient to detect cardiac and chest abnormalities or correctly identify organic disease in those with second- or third-degree AV block. CT scanning alone or in combination with TTE appears to appropriately identify patients with third- and second-degree AV block but not Wenckebach type. [18]


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