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Doctor insights on: Is It Okay To Smoke Weed With A Right Bundle Branch Block

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Is it okay to smoke weed with a right bundle branch block?

Is it okay to smoke weed with a right bundle branch block?

No: Among the bad things smoking marijuana does to the heart and lungs are the noticeable rise in heart rate and blood pressure, the increased demand for oxygen by the contracting heart muscle, followed by vasodilation (blood vessels relax and dilate) with a drop in blood pressure as smoking mj continues; the abnormal rhythms in the upper heart, and maybe abnormal ventricular (lower heart) rhythms.

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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Hoping you can tell me, is right bundle branch block (rbbb) something to really stress over everyday?

Hoping you can tell me, is right bundle branch block (rbbb) something to really stress over everyday?

Not really: Rt bbb is a common ekg finding and it may occur in some medical conditions. But it is also common in some people with normal heart it occurs in conditionsthat effect the right ventricle or the lungs. If you are otherwise healthy and no other symptoms and your doctor gave you clean chit, than you do not need to stress over it every day.

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Would it be possible that a rbbb (right bundle branch block) cause a heart murmur?

Would it be possible that a rbbb (right bundle branch block) cause a heart murmur?

No: A rbbb is a pattern seen in the ECG where the electrical impulse is delay or interrupted as it spread along the heart. Prevalence increase with age. At 80 y/o close to 10% people can have it. Somewhat benign but an evaluation need to be done to r/o heart and lung conditions. Conditions like copd, cad, myocarditis, valvular heart disease, and other structural heart conditions.

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Right bundle branch block and Z-pack (Azithromycin) prescribed for infection. Haven't taken yet, any concern for heart issues with RBBB and Azithro?

Right bundle branch block and Z-pack (Azithromycin) prescribed for infection. Haven't taken yet, any concern for heart issues with RBBB and Azithro?

BBB: ECG QT interval prolongation can be a concern with azithromycin, the bundle block adds to the measured QT interval, however the more relevant measure is the JT interval that ECG machines don't record/measure, consult locally with the prescribing physician. Also don't delay antibiosis with out the prescriber being aware.

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I have been told I have a right bundle branch block am I okay still to be working out and doing cardio. I have anxiety and exercise is how I cope????

I have been told I have a right bundle branch block am I okay still to be working out and doing cardio. I have anxiety and exercise is how I cope????

HR: A Published study has good news for you: https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/6826977 Yes, you can exercise. Do let your provider know your routine. Avoid getting your HR over 180 and consider shorter, less intensely rigorous routines - but if you don't overdo it - it's good for you. Avoid dizziness, exhaustion, out of breath causing choices and hydrate well. Good for you!

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Which complications are common of a right bundle branch block?

Which complications are common of a right bundle branch block?

Usually none: In general, right bundle branch block as opposed to left bundle branch block is benign. If blockage occurs in other parts of the heart conducting system, a pacemaker may be needed, but this rarely occurs with isolated right bundle branch block.

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What is the treatment for a right bundle branch block? Is this serious?

What is the treatment for a right bundle branch block? Is this serious?

None necessary: No treatment necessary and it is not serious unless other heart blocks or conditions are present.

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What is a right bundle branch block?

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 conduction through the right bundle is slowed or blocked the parts of the heart it serves will contract late, seen as widening of the electrocardiographic qrs-wave. Unless the remainder of the conduction system fails, it usually isn't a problem.

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What is a sinus rhythm with a right bundle branch block?

What is a sinus rhythm with a right bundle branch block?

Wiring of heart: Sinus rhythm means that the electrical activity that controls the contraction of the heart, starts in the sinus node. Right bundle branch block means that the right bundle (part of the electrical wiring) does not conduct the impulse which changes the appearance of the ekg. Right bundle branch block as opposed to left bundle branch block is usually benign.

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Is a right bundle branch block serious? I have a history of SVT, thanks!

Is a right bundle branch block serious? I have a history of SVT, thanks!

No: Generally RBBB is not serious - it can even be present from birth. With your hx of SVT, there are certain abnormalities that need to be considered and excluded: atrial septal defect and mitral stenosis. Lung conditions can cause it. Sometime high blood pressure is the cause. There are rare causes too, but in most cases, it's an isolated finding of no significance. In itself RBBB causes no symptoms

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause a right bundle branch block? If so, will it return to normal after stopping the medication?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause a right bundle branch block? If so, will it return to normal after stopping the medication?

Not likely: Escitalopram does not cause rbbb, but it can cause irregularities of rhythm in rare individuals. If you're having side effects using lexapro, (escitalopram) see your doctor for alternatives or dosage adjustments.

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I have been diagnosed with a right bundle branch block of the heart. Can I reverse this?

I have been diagnosed with a right bundle branch block of the heart. Can I reverse this?

Probably not: A right bundle branch block is either slowed or blocked conduction in one of the three fascicles ("wires") that connect the top chambers to the bottom chambers of the heart. Generally speaking, if the right bundle block has been there a while, it'll stay. Sometimes they come and go, but that's like an extension cord on the fritz and sparking. Good news: you'll be fine with just the left bundle.

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Is it safe for someone with a right bundle branch block to take the medications Elavil/Desryl seperate and/or together?

Is it safe for someone with a right bundle branch block to take the medications Elavil/Desryl seperate and/or together?

RBBB: Both these medications list cardiac conduction abnormalities, and RBBB is one, as contraindications to their use. I have seen patients with chronic, longstanding RBBB tolerate low dose Elavil in past years. Other antidepressants may be considered in such patients. Your pharmacist or a cardiologist would be better qualified to answer this question, however.

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Can I run if I have a right bundle branch block? Dr found it on an ekg and she didn't seem too worried about it. I didn't know if the slow rate is ok.

Can I run if I have a right bundle branch block? Dr found it on an ekg and she didn't seem too worried about it. I didn't know if the slow rate is ok.

Check to see; IRBBB: If you say your doctor isn't worried about it then, can you ASK if she means you've an INCOMPLETE RBBB as opposed to a RBBB that's NOT incomplete. The former is believed likely benign in the vast majority of people & is found in many asymptomatic healthy individuals. The latter needs a bit more work to say that it's benign. If you'd like more information visit me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi

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Does having a right bundle branch block impact my ability to take tricyclica like. Pamelor (nortriptyline) which I am currently taking?

Does having a right bundle branch block impact my ability to take tricyclica like. Pamelor (nortriptyline) which I am currently taking?

Maybe: There is a relative contraindication for TCAs (tricyclics) with any heart block due to the down regulation of beta-adrenergic receptors. This is something you and your doctor should talk about.

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After my ecg results I've been told I've got a right bundle branch block (incomplete) Is this serious? Do I need treatment? Need to aware anyone?

After my ecg results I've been told I've got a right bundle branch block (incomplete) Is this serious? Do I need treatment? Need to aware anyone?

How do you feel?: This is quite common in folks who are otherwise healthy. When you get seen by a new caregiver, let them know. If you are otherwise we'll, I would not be concerned.

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I was diagnosed with a right bundle branch block in 2014. My new doctor prescribed Flexeril for back pain. Is this medication safe for me to take?

I was diagnosed with a right bundle branch block in 2014. My new doctor prescribed Flexeril for back pain. Is this medication safe for me to take?

Right bundle branch: I would highly recommend that you consult with your cardiologist befor taking this medication.
When you see your cardiologist next have him give you a list of medications that are contraindicated with your heart condition