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?
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.
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.
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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