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Conduction Disorders - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

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Many people who have conduction disorders, such as first-degree AV block, may have no obvious signs or symptoms. Others may have signs and symptoms that occur in specific situations, such as when you experience physical or emotional stress or when you sleep. Conduction disorders can lead to life-threatening arrhythmias if undiagnosed or untreated.

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Conduction Disorders - Screening and Prevention

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If you or your child has known risk factors for a conduction disorder, the doctor may recommend screening, which may include genetic testing. Screening tests for conduction disorders may also be suggested for competitive athletes. Depending on the cause of your conduction disorder, heart-healthy lifestyle changes and other precautions may help decrease the risk of developing a conduction disorder.

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Conduction Disorders - Risk Factors

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You may have an increased risk for conduction disorders because of your age, family history and genetics, medical conditions, medicines, race or ethnicity, or sex. These factors can differ by the type of conduction disorder you have.

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Conduction Disorders - Causes

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Conduction disorders may be caused by structural problems in the heart or other medical conditions. Some people have a conduction disorder at birth, while others develop it later in life.

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Conduction Disorders - Types

There are many types of conduction disorders that can occur anywhere along the cardiac conduction system: at the sinoatrial (SA) node, the atrioventricular (AV) node, or the bundle branches. The problem can be with signal generation, how the signal travels through the heart, or both. Disorders can occur on a much smaller level within ion channels in a heart muscle cell that work together to make the heart cell contract.

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Varicose Veins - Treatment

Treatments for varicose veins in the legs include lifestyle changes, medical procedures to remove or close them, compression therapy, and medicines. Depending on your symptoms, your doctor may recommend a combination of treatments or no treatment at all. There is a chance that new varicose veins may form even after treatment, or you may need to be treated more than once.

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Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that lie just under the skin and usually occur in the legs. They are caused by weak or damaged vein walls and valves.

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LAM - Screening and Prevention

Currently, there are no screening methods to determine who will develop sporadic LAM. Your doctor may recommend screening or genetic tests before you get pregnant if you have TSC or TSC-LAM. If you have TSC, your doctor may also recommend strategies that may slow down the development of LAM.

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LAM - Types

The two types of LAM are tuberous sclerosis complex-LAM (TSC-LAM) and sporadic LAM.

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Low Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure is when blood flows through your blood vessels at lower than normal pressures.

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