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What is the medical prognosis for a bundle branch block?

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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The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more


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What is the prognosis for an incomplete bundle branch block?

What is the prognosis for an incomplete bundle branch block?

BBB: There are two types: right and left (irbbb and ilbbb). The right sided variety is usually benign and has no negative prognosis. The left variety may or may not indicate underlying heart problems. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Arteriography showed 100% blocked Circumflex..had bypass on LAD 16 yrs ago..I'm 83.....prognosis?...worried

Arteriography showed 100% blocked Circumflex..had bypass on LAD 16 yrs ago..I'm 83.....prognosis?...worried

Need more info....: Not all 100% blocked lesions need to be fixed. Depends on symptoms, if any, and more importantly can they be attributed to that lesion. That is, your body might have already formed "auto-bypasses" to the chronic blockage. You and your cardiologist need to have a frank discussion about your options: do nothing, medical management or interventional based treatment; risks/benefits and trade-offs. ...Read more

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My mother had another TIA and has to get endarterectomy-almost blocked.She is 65, bedridden, has uti, overall poor health. Prognosis if possible?Thank

My mother had another TIA and has to get   endarterectomy-almost blocked.She is 65, bedridden, has uti, overall poor health. Prognosis if possible?Thank

Difficult challenge: The carotid procedure would usually have a low complication risk, of 1-2% in the hands of an experienced vascular surgeon, but her situation is highly complicated. Agree that internal medicine close followup is critical pre and post-op. ...Read more

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What is long term prognosis of ant cervical discectomy and fusion in cervical hnp&stenosis? Im only 28.No response in conservative care(block, meds)

What is long term prognosis of ant cervical discectomy and fusion in cervical hnp&stenosis? Im only 28.No response in conservative care(block, meds)

Disc replacement: Anterior cervical fusions tend to do very well, but there is a risk of accelerating adjacent level disc degeneration. This matters more, given how young you are. I would bring up artificial disc replacement with your surgeon or at least talk to a surgeon who does both. Also, you should get a second opinion to make sure surgery is really best in a 28 year old. ...Read more

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Meidial branch blocks. What doesthis do exactly?

Meidial branch blocks. What doesthis do exactly?

Diagnose back pain: The medial branches are small nerves that sense pain in the facet joints of your spine. If your doctor suspects that problems in your facet joints, such as arthritis, are contributing to your pain, diagnostic medial branch blocks may be performed to confirm the diagnosis. If two successive diagnostic medial branch blocks are considered positive, your pain doctor may recommend rfa. ...Read more

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What is the significance of an incomplete bundal branch block ?

What is the significance of an incomplete bundal branch block ?

Right or left BBB?: Incomplete rbbb is a benign variant & very common. Incomplete lbbb is much less common and represent structural heart disease which could be evaluated by an echocardiogram. ...Read more

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What is the causes of the incomplete right branch bundle block?

What is the causes of the incomplete right branch bundle block?

Incomplete RBBB: This is a relatively innocuous condition where the electrical conduction in the right ventricle is not completely normal. It is believed to be due to an abnormality in the electrical conduction fibers. It is not typically associated with any clinically significant cardiac problem. The vast majority of persons with this do absolutely fine and live normal lives. ...Read more

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What if a medial branch block does not work?

What if a medial branch block does not work?

Facet Injections!: The good news is that if medial branch blocks are not successful, another option is to ask your doctor about injecting into the facet joint directly with local anesthetic and steroid. ...Read more