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Bundle branch block

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Wiring: The heart is a muscle but how fast it beats is controlled by special cells, sort of like electric wiring. The main wire divides into two, one to the r ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
RBBB: Rbbb is generally benign. Some of its causes are reversible and some are not.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Strader
21 years experience in Cardiology
Mild conduction prob: The righty and left ventricles are induced to beat through electrochemical currents transmitted through the right and left bundle branches, respective ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience in Cardiology
Not true "block": Two bundles of electrical tissue carry each heartbeat from the top part of the heart to the bottom--the "right" and "left" bundle branches. When one o ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: It is sometimes seen intermittently. It can be present on an EKG and not on one done at a later date. At times it occurs when the heart is beating fas ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: Right bundle branch block (rbbb) in and of itself is likely not a detrimental issue, however if it happens in the setting of a heart attack, it porten ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
33 years experience in Cardiology
No: The bundle branch may stop functioning due to age related cell death or some other process which damages the heart. Sometimes patients have intermitte ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience in Cardiology
The location: Obviously the location of the electrical block in the conduction of electric impulses from the atrium to the ventricles is different. The electrical ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience in Cardiology
The cause important: The right bundle is relatively easy to damage, so relatively small injuries can create it. The left bundles (two of them, one easy to injure, one har ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not really: By itself, no.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Possibly: As most people with LBBB have heart muscle abnormalities, yes. But about 15% of people with left bundle branch block have structurally normal hearts, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Ecg : Complete bundle branch block has slowing of conduction in that bundle of 0.12 sec or greater, incomplete block is range 0.10--.12sec. This is measured ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Not usually: Right bundle branch block is pretty benign. Most cases of left bundle branch block are associated with significant heart disease. It is the severity o ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience in Cardiology
May be nothing: Incomplete right bundle branch block indicates a slight delay in the electrical conduction in the right bundle. It is often found on a routine ECG and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
EKG diagnosis: On the EKG if the qrs (electrical wave cause by the heart muscle depolarizing) is 0.12 seconds or greater, it is by definition complete. Less that tha ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kai Philipp Olshausen
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
Slowing: It means there is a mild slowing of the electrical conduction in a certain part of your heart. In most cases it is an incidental finding and not worri ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
45 years experience in Cardiology
Abnormal conduction: The signal to beat is distributed to through the heart by a specialized electrical system. The right bundle is one of the branches of this system. If ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
26 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Bundle branch block is a significant abnormality that is typically discovered on an abnormal ECG (electrocardiogram) and should be further evaluated b ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
No: There is no treatment for rignt bundle branch block. It sometimes is intermittent (comes and goes). Fortunately it is for the most part benign.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pearson
40 years experience in Cardiology
No Effect: Incomplete right bundle branch block is a benign variant of the electrical conduction through the heart. It is not effected by food in any way.
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