Heart Disease Expert Forum
Ankylosing Spondylitis and the heart
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding heart issues such as: Angina, Angioplasty, Arrhythmia, Bypass Surgery, Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease, Defibrillator, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Pacemaker, PAD, Stenosis, Stress Tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal
Ankylosing Spondylitis and the heart
What is the connection between Ankylosing spondylitis and heart arrythmia
Discussion is closed
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
242508 tn?1287427246
Ankylosing spondylitis can cause valvular heart disease, specifically aortic valve and ascending aortic disease which when not corrected can cause heart failure, atrial fibrillaiton and event ventricular tachycardia.  Also, since the conduction system of the heart runs close to the aortic valve, when the valve gets calcified as is the case with Ank Sp, one can develop heart block and require a pacemaker.  
Discussion is closed
Cancel
84483 tn?1289941537
Thanks for asking the question, if you review my profile you will see that I am an ankylosing spondylitis sufferer, often wondered if it ain't the cause of my heart palpitations in recent years.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
A
A
Blank
Request an Appointment
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now