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Bundle Branch Block (Definition)

There are 2 main branches of the heart's electrical system within the ventricles, the right bundle branch and the left bundle branch. Additionally, the left bundle branch has two sub-branches, the antero-superior fascicle and the posteroinferior fascicle. When one or more branches are disrupted, the resultant electrical abnormalities can be ...Read more


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How does someone prevent bundle branch block?

Difficult: Most bundle branch is a result of the aging process and aging in the conducation system. This not preventable. However, some bbb is result of aquired disease states including coronary disease. So a healthy life-style, blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar control, diet and excercise are good ways to start. ...Read more

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What occurs when someone has right bundle branch block?

What occurs when someone has right bundle branch block?

Not much: Bundle branch block happens when there is a delay in conduction across a bundle. The his purkinjie fibers break into lb and rb. When there is a block in the rb, it is called rbbb. In most cases rbbb is of minimal consequence. ...Read more

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What occurs when someone has a left bundle branch block?

What occurs when someone has a left bundle branch block?

Nothing to severe: Left bundle branch block (lbbb) is a pattern on the ECG that indicates that the heart's electrical waves are following an unusual path. It is common in older age, and usually due to scarring of the pathway. It may cause no symptoms and need no therapy. It can lead to marked slowing that needs a pacemaker. A new lbbb can also be a sign of a heart attack. ...Read more

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Can someone with a history of bundle branch block convert back to sinus rhythm?

Not a rhythm problem: Bundle branch block is an anatomic or physiologic problem in conducting electrical impulses in part of the hearts conduction system. It is not a rhythm disturbance though it can be related to rhythm disturbances. Bundle branch blocks commonly exist with normal sinus rhythm. ...Read more

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Is bundle branch block a serious condition?

Bundle branch block: There are two types right bundle and left bundle branch block. Right bundle is most often benign or due to right ventricular hypertrophy. Left bundle is often caused by hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy. Acute left bundle branch block can be very serious. Generally your physician can determine whether the bundle branch block has pathophysiologic significance. ...Read more

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What is the medical prognosis for a bundle branch block?

Right or left: If it is right bundle branch block then 98% is benign. If it is left bundle branch block 95% are abnormal leading to further work up to rule out cardiomyopathy, conduction problems or coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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