Atrioventricular (AV) Dissociation

AV dissociation is a symptom, not a diagnosis - Jerry Jones MD

Atrioventricular (AV) Dissociation
Atrioventricular (AV) Dissociation

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Simple atrioventricular (AV) dissociation or AV dissociation caused by third degree AV block?

One of the most difficult decisions for many physicians and advanced practice providers occurs when having to distinguish between simple atrioventricular (AV ) dissociation and AV dissociation caused by a third degree AV block. Third degree AV block is only one cause of AV dissociation and it is a very infrequent cause. The majority of simple AV dissociations are caused by variations in the balance of sympathetic and parasympathetic inputs from the autonomic nervous system. All of us probably experience an occasional episode of simple AV dissociation while we are asleep. Treatment for simple AV dissociation may be as simple as having the patient get out of bed and walk around the room a few times,…

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 Simple atrioventricular (AV) dissociation or AV dissociation caused by third degree AV block?

Third degree AV block is only one cause of AV dissociation and it is a very infrequent cause. The majority of simple AV dissociations are caused by variations in the balance of sympathetic and parasympathetic inputs from the autonomic nervous system. All of us probably experience an occasional episode of simple AV dissociation while we are asleep.

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Atrioventricular dissociation is usually transient unless it includes a complete heart block in its definition. The prognosis of AV dissociation is dependent on the cause of the insult, rather than the effect of the AV dissociation itself. Often with the elimination of the causative insult, there is a complete recovery in patients.

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