My five year old child has 1st degree avb with long QTI

My 5 year old daughter went in for an EKG to rule out relations with her minor hearing loss last week.  We were informed that she has a 1st degree avb with a possible prolonged QT Interval.  We have a repeat EKG and an Echo scheduled with a pediatric cardiologist, but it won't be for 5 weeks.  I understand that the 1st degree avb is a prolonged PR interval, but am unsure of how that would correlate withe the prolonged QTI.  Is it possible that the two problems will combine into a larger problem like a 2nd or 3rd degree avb?

The reason for these tests is that a long QT interval can cause dangerous rhythms, and your daughter needs to be tested to see whether she is at risk. I wouldn't worry about the AV Block , it will be sorted out with evaluation of the QT interval.
You can read more here:
Skipped beats:
Hope this helps,
Dr T


Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
17 + 1 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.