What is the US prevalence of first-degree atrioventricular (AV) block?

Updated: Jan 06, 2020
  • Author: Jamshid Alaeddini, MD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jose M Dizon, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

In the United States, the prevalence of first-degree atrioventricular (AV) block among young adults ranges from 0.65% to 1.6%. Higher prevalence (8.7%) is reported in studies of trained athletes. The prevalence of first-degree AV block increases with advancing age; first-degree AV block is reported in 5% of men older than 60 years. [11] The overall prevalence is 1.13 cases per 1,000 lives.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!