The prevalence and prognosis of third-degree atrioventricular conduction block: the Reykjavik study

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http://hdl.handle.net/2336/47083
Title:
The prevalence and prognosis of third-degree atrioventricular conduction block: the Reykjavik study
Authors:
Kojic, E M; Hardarson, T; Sigfusson, N; Sigvaldason, H
Citation:
The prevalence and prognosis of third-degree atrioventricular conduction block: the Reykjavik study. 1999, 246 (1):81-6 J. Intern. Med.
Issue Date:
1-Jul-1999
Abstract:
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to find the prevalence of third-degree atrioventricular block in representative population sample and to estimate its prognostic significance. Most earlier studies have been performed on hospital patients and some professional groups. SETTING AND SUBJECTS: In the Reykjavik Study, a prospective cardiovascular population study, 9139 men and 9773 women aged 33-79 years were examined in 1967-91. Electrocardiograms were taken and coded according to the Minnesota code. Third-degree atrioventricular block was found in 11 persons, seven male and four female, an overall prevalence of 0.04%. All of these individuals had signs of dysrhythmia on electrocardiograms taken later, and in addition some other heart disease. The heart block was temporary in seven individuals (64%); six (55%) needed a pacemaker. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of third-degree atrioventricular block in this general population was low. The block was temporary in the majority of subjects. All had some underlying heart disease, which may affect the prognosis more than the heart block. Fewer subjects than expected were found to need a pacemaker.
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dc.contributor.authorKojic, E M-
dc.contributor.authorHardarson, T-
dc.contributor.authorSigfusson, N-
dc.contributor.authorSigvaldason, H-
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-06T14:59:25Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-06T14:59:25Z-
dc.date.issued1999-07-01-
dc.date.submitted2008-01-06-
dc.identifier.citationThe prevalence and prognosis of third-degree atrioventricular conduction block: the Reykjavik study. 1999, 246 (1):81-6 J. Intern. Med.en
dc.identifier.issn0954-6820-
dc.identifier.pmid10447229-
dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1365-2796.1999.00521.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/47083-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to find the prevalence of third-degree atrioventricular block in representative population sample and to estimate its prognostic significance. Most earlier studies have been performed on hospital patients and some professional groups. SETTING AND SUBJECTS: In the Reykjavik Study, a prospective cardiovascular population study, 9139 men and 9773 women aged 33-79 years were examined in 1967-91. Electrocardiograms were taken and coded according to the Minnesota code. Third-degree atrioventricular block was found in 11 persons, seven male and four female, an overall prevalence of 0.04%. All of these individuals had signs of dysrhythmia on electrocardiograms taken later, and in addition some other heart disease. The heart block was temporary in seven individuals (64%); six (55%) needed a pacemaker. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of third-degree atrioventricular block in this general population was low. The block was temporary in the majority of subjects. All had some underlying heart disease, which may affect the prognosis more than the heart block. Fewer subjects than expected were found to need a pacemaker.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBlackwell Scientific Publicationsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=5183613&site=ehost-liveen
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshAtrioventricular Nodeen
dc.subject.meshElectrocardiographyen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHeart Blocken
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen
dc.subject.meshPrognosisen
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen
dc.subject.meshSeverity of Illness Indexen
dc.titleThe prevalence and prognosis of third-degree atrioventricular conduction block: the Reykjavik studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1365-2796-
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medicine, National University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of internal medicineen

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