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Lenegre disease is treated similar to other forms of heart block. If you have first-degree heart block, you may not need treatment. If you have second-degree heart block, you may need a pacemaker. A pacemaker is a small device that's placed under the skin of your chest or abdomen. This device uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate. If you have third-degree heart block, you will need a pacemaker. In an emergency, a temporary pacemaker might be used until you can get a long-term device. Most people who have third-degree heart block need pacemakers for the rest of their lives. You can read this and more about treatment of heart block at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Web site by clicking here.
Last updated: 5/13/2013
- How is Heart Block Treated?. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hb/treated.html. Accessed 5/13/2013.