heart blockheart block
a disorder in which there is defective transmission of impulses regulating the heartbeat, resulting in independent contractions of the atria and ventricles
A condition in which faulty transmission of the impulses that control the heartbeat results in a lack of coordination in the contraction of the atria and ventricles of the heart.
(plural heart blocks)
- (pathology) A disease in the electrical system of the heart, opposed to coronary artery disease, which is disease of the blood vessels of the heart.