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I have congestive heart failure with a 30% ejection fraction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy , and left bundle branch block is it safe for me to fly?

I have  congestive heart failure with a 30% ejection fraction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy , and left bundle branch block is it safe for me to fly?

Depends: It depends on your overall health. Do you have an icd, are you on daily oxygen, daily medications, can you sit for exended lengths of time, how long is the flight? Commercial airlines have cabin pressures set to about 7000ft. So if you can tolerate that altitude (denver is about 5600ft), air travel may be ok. Discuss with your doctor. Tsa will need to know if you have an icd. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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What is a complete right bundle branch block in the heart?

What is a complete right bundle branch block in the heart?

RBBB: This is a disorder of the conduction tissue of the heart that is found by electrocardiogram that signifies slightly prolonged conduction through the ventricles. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is an incomplete right bundle branch block in the heart?

What is an incomplete right bundle branch block in the heart?

Electrical slowing: The conduction of electricity in the lower chambers of the heart occurs through the left and right bundles. An incomplete right bundle branch block is an insignificant finding, representing a slight slowing in the electrical conduction as it passes through the right side of the heart. Please be aware that this has nothing to do with blockages in the arteries or heart attacks. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the connection between right bundle branch block with slow heart beat?

What is the connection between right bundle branch block with slow heart beat?

It depends: Right bundle branch block(rbbb) in itself is usually a benign disturbance of conduction system of the heart. It usually does associated with adverse effects. However, it may be a part of other serious conduction disorders of heart (like high degree av block). Therefore, it may not be the cause of but a part of findings in a slow heart rate. Also remember, slow heart rate is not always bad. ...Read more

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Iv been told I have incomplete right bundle branch block. Docs keep sayin don't worry you had an heart echo a 12 months was normal am worried please help?

Iv been told I have incomplete right bundle branch block. Docs keep sayin don't worry you had an heart echo a 12 months was normal am worried please help?

Not dangerous: Incomplete rbbb is not a life-threatening finding in and of itself, especially if without symptoms and if your ECG had the same finding last year and echo was normal. ...Read more

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So now my 17 year old cousin has a grade 2 heart murmur, leftward axis, and incomplete right bundle branch block. What can all this mean? I'm scared!

So now my 17 year old cousin has a grade 2 heart murmur, leftward axis, and incomplete right bundle branch block. What can all this mean? I'm scared!

My best guess: Heart murmur, left axis deviation of the frontal plane qrs axis, and an rsr' in v1 (irbb) makes pediatric cardiologists suspicious of an osmium primum atrial septal defect. Typically, this presents in the first few months or years of life, but it can present in adulthood. To sort this out, your cousin needs an echocardiogram. ...Read more