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I had a stress test and the results were: First degree heart block and left anterior fascicular block.
what further tests can I have and what can I do to limit the progression to complete heart block.  Can anything be done to minimise any stroke or heart attack?
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Conduction disease can be a result of a number of causes including coronary ischemia, medications, and/or underlying problems with the conduction system itself. Minimizing the risk of having a heart attack and/or stroke are targeted at maintaining good cardiovascular fitness -- including optimal BP, diabetes, and lipid control, avoiding tobacco use, and regular diet and exercise.
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You must go for an angiogram as that is the only way your Dr would know the degree of blockage and advise you on line of treatment.
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