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What Is Lbbb Due To Chemo
Often permanent: I have only seen it once in a patient who developed lbbb with a viral infection/myocarditis and several weeks following resolution of the illness, the lbbb also resolved. Otherwise, al other cases so far have been "permanent finding." it is not a dangerous thing, just a bit difficult to interpret when you are actively having issues with your heart such as a heart attack. Worry not anita. Good luck. ...Read more
BP great, LBBB diagnosed, cath was excellent w/slightly elevated EDP, no dyastolic dys. What causes it if all else is perfect? Is caffeine bad for it?
My concern,knowing BP 119/68 (avg),EF 55%, mildly elevated EDP/20-25mm, LBBB, plumbing great, no pain but sob w/exertion should I still exercise? All started in the past few years, am I deteriorating
61yr.fem.w/LBBB-take 12.5/AM, 12.5/PM Metoprolol Tar. Can I up to 25/AM,25/PM for stress of 8 day trip to Ireland, or as/if needed, temporarily?
You have not said: what you take the Metoprolol for. Your current dose is very small but it is not for stress it is for cardiac or vascular reasons. LBBB will not affect the consideration for dosage adjustment. Your blood pressure and heart rate are bigger considerations. You need to check with your prescriber to determine why you are on low dose and if it is safe for YOU. Without knowing your medical history, No. ...Read more
I have LBBB, diagnosed at 34 years old, no symptoms. BP 117/74, failed stress test but excellent cath. Workout daily. Afraid to push. Am I safe?
I have LBBB, found at 34 years old, ef 50% BP 117/74, failed stress test but excellent cath. Workout daily. Afraid to push as I lose breath am I safe?
See below: As your angiogram did not show any evidence of coronary artery disease, you are safe from that aspect. Your EF appears to be towards the lower limits of normal. Unsure what the cause of that is. You should speak with your cardiologist regarding further management. As far as exercise is concerned, you may continue as tolerated. ...Read more
Hello, Dr. Friedlander. I am 61, have LBBB, 6 mos. ago began Metoprolol Tart. 12.5 mg. at AM, 12.5 PM. Can I up to 25/25 for travel stress 8 days?
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I am a 28 year old female who was just found to have LBBB on an EKG during my physical. I feel fine and have normal bp. Could I have something serious
Requires follow up: Lbbb is an unusual finding in a normal heart, and requires further testing and follow up. At the very least, you should undergo an echocardiogram. If normal, it should be repeated every 5 years or so. An exercise stress test and a 24 hour holter monitor may also be appropriate, but are not mandatory. You should see a cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have LBBB and peripartum cardiomyopathy. The LBBB was diagnosis 1st before the cardiomyopathy diagnosis in 11/2004. I'm concerned about my life span. Help?
You're off the mark: WPW and LBBB won't give you chest pains. That being said if you're having chest pain you need to evaluated as to why you're having them - taking Meds to suppress the discomfort might mask an underlying problem that needs to be addressed. See your provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will taking celexa affect my lbbb? My diagnosis of LBBB has given me pretty good anxiety and my doc prescribed 10 mg once a day of citalopram.
IMHO: I admit to an anti-ssri bias, so my opinion is humble, but it is educated. Since heart disease is so serious a threat, even at a conservative dose, i'd try to deal with the anxiety in cbt therapy and with mindfullness meditation before using drugs that are known to have side effects damaging to the heart. Do not stop ssris without doctors management if you've begun, but do consider alternatives. ...Read more
Have been prescribed lisinopril 2.5mg, are the side effects outrageous? For maintenance of LBBB and low ef 45-50. I'm on no meds, worry side effects.
Side effects: The side effects of lisiniopril 2.5mg are generally very minimal. ...Read more