prolonged PR interval

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In first degree heart block there is a delay in the conduction pathway from the sino-atrial node to the ventricles. This is illustrated on an ECG as a PR interval of greater than 0.2 seconds.

A finding of first degree heart block may have no pathological significance. However it may be a sign of underlying disease.

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Last edited 06/2020 and last reviewed 06/2020