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Long pauses between beats
I have left bundle block (1 degree) along with Afibs.  Recently I've been having what feels like long pauses between heart beats (about twice a week)  Does this mean my bundle block is getting worse?  Or is there no connection between the two?

Thanks in advance for any responses!

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367994 tn?1304957193
According to my cardiologist a long pause between beats is actually a missed beat  and not considered to be of any significance as it is a common occurrence. Because you have a dx of a rhythm disorder a missed beat may or may not be due to a bundle block, but if it
is, it is not a serious condition.
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Actually everybody misses a beat now and again but most people dont realise it. People who know they have heart issues just become more tuned in to their heart and notice any slight variation, the kind of thing other people would just ignore. My husband sometimes has a missed beat and his heart seems to make the following few beats a bit faster, like it's catching up.
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88793 tn?1290230777
If you want to know for sure it is a missed beat or a pause.  Get a holter monitor to catch those pauses.  You might have a surprise.  If you're already known you have A-Fib, it is very likely is a pause.  My pauses start after I have A-Fib so I think (not for sure)A-Fib and pause is related.  If it is a pause, the holter report will tell you how long the pause was.  If it is a missed beat, the holter report also tell you how often you have.
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378273 tn?1262101221
Thanks so much to you and the others for your replies.

I see the cardiologist today for a check-up and pro-time so will ask him about a monitor.

I am finally getting used to the Afibs and this seems to be a new thing (the pauses lasted on and off for hours yesterday)

The pauses make me feel light headed and tired; The Afibs make me feel antsy.

Hard to say which is worse!.

Thanks again!

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