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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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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 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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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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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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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

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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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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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My recent EKG reads sinus brady with 1st degree AV Block incomplete right bundle branch block. Am I at a greater risk for heart failure or a fib?

My recent EKG reads sinus brady with 1st degree AV Block incomplete right bundle branch block. Am I at a greater risk for heart failure or a fib?

Correct: AllButBrady: Are c/w damaged muscle cells, most commonly from blood supply issues (artery disease, by US autopsy studies >8 decades, present 1/2 population by age 7), arteries enlarge, not narrow, thus not clinically apparent for decades until vulnerable plaques rupture releasing WBCs triggering clots & blood flow to capillaries blocked. Same issue underlying atrial fib. All issues missed by conventional tests ...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. ...Read more

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I hear my heartbeat in my head. I just find out I have a left bundle branch block. Had a heart cat everything fine. Why do I hear this sometimes?

I hear my heartbeat in my head. I just find out I have a left bundle branch block. Had a heart cat everything fine. Why do I hear this sometimes?

Rule out murmue: Some forms of heart murmurs could cause the symptoms you are describing and can be detected on an echocardiogram which you've likely had. This could also be a form of tinnitus that can be evaluated by an ENT. Hope it goes away. ...Read more

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What is sinus bradycardia and right bundle branch block?

What is sinus bradycardia and right bundle branch block?

RBBB and SBC: Sinus bradycardia is slow heart rates below 60 BPM without abnormal beats. The best description for bundle branch block is here: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/bundle-branch-block/ds00693. ...Read more

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My husband just had an ECG done and it came out as Sinus Bradycardia (which isn't a big deal) but also has Incomplete right bundle branch block and left anterior fascicular block. We called and got a referral to a cardiologist (next 7 days). I'm just wo

My husband just had an ECG done and it came out as Sinus Bradycardia (which isn't a big deal) but also has Incomplete right bundle branch block and left anterior fascicular block. We called and got a referral to a cardiologist (next 7 days). I'm just wo

Worried: You got an ecg as did your husband. You are worried. You have incomplete right bunble block and left ant fascilular block. Over all the cardiologist will look for prolonged qt and a detailed history of any family history. When you see your cardiologist answer all the questions and have a good family history. Tell any medications or holistic medications also. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is heart block the same as rate related left bundle branch block?

Is heart block the same as rate related left bundle branch block?

Not the same: Both are types of fatigue in the heart's wiring system. 1st degree heart block is when there is a delay in the signal getting from atria down to ventricles. That's minor. In more advanced heart block, some beats don't get through at all. In lbbb, there is no block between atria + ventricles but there is a delay in the signal spreading within the ventricles, which doesn't cause symptoms by itself. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of the heart pumping inefficiently with a complete bundle branch block?

BBB: Neither left nor right bundle branch block usually produce symptoms if the heart is otherwise normal. Changes in the timing of the second heart may be detectable. ...Read more

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Does repetitive drug use take a toll on a persons heart sothey develop a bundle branch block?

Does repetitive drug use take a toll on a persons heart sothey develop a bundle branch block?

Maybe: It is possible depending on the type of drug used - a bundle branch block shows a decreased conduction of electrical impulses through the wiring of your heart. ...Read more

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What group of heart problems does the bundle branch block belong to?

What group of heart problems does the bundle branch block belong to?

Conduction/Electric: Conduction problem with the heart or electrical system of the heart. ...Read more

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Is bundle branch block a type of heart disease?

Not generally: There are two bundles or wires connecting the heart the right bundle and the left bundle. Right bundle branch block is common and usually pretty normal. Left bundle branch block needs investigation. ...Read more

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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?

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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Do you know of any heart conditions that have been misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome? Had an ECG which showed bundle branch block. I have cfs.

Do you know of any heart conditions that have been misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome? Had an ECG which showed bundle branch block. I have cfs.

BBB: In this day and age it would be very unlikely to have a heart condition misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue although it has probably happened in the past...... Even the least astute doc has access to diagnostic tools and consultants. Bundle branch blocks (especially right sided) are common and are not directly associated with fatigue. ...Read more

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Slow heart beat and palpitations off my estrogen. Why?

Slow heart beat and palpitations off my estrogen. Why?

Several reasons: This type of presentation may not be from stopping your hormone. See a primary care physician to rule out the other causes for palpitations. Some are significant. ...Read more

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My sister had a recient hospital stay and was put through a battery of tests. Was told she has braidiacardia, slow heart beat. Her heart rate for me (3 days now) has been in the 40's and low 50's. She had a spell that she was going unresponcive and was

My sister had a recient hospital stay and was put through a battery of tests. Was told she has braidiacardia, slow heart beat. Her heart rate for me (3 days now) has been in the 40's and low 50's. She had a spell that she was going unresponcive and was

A: A low heart rate is called "bradycardia" and is considered to be any heart rate less than 60 beats per minute. Bradycardia can either be a sign of a healthy, fit heart, or it can be a sign of a problem with the heart's electrical system. Marathon runners and other very fit, young athletes will often have very low heart rates - even in the 40-50 beats per minute range. If she does not fit into the "fit, young athlete" category, then there are other things to consider such as damage to the heart from coronary artery disease, heart attack, a metabolic problem such as hypothyroidism, or a medication which can cause a slowed heart rate as a side effect. Since she appears to be symptomatic with that unresponsiveness spell, you or she should discuss concerns with her doctor as soon as possible. They may want to check an ekg and a few blood tests to rule out problems with her heart. It may also be worthwhile to seek the advice of a cardiologist (heart specialist) if her doctor is not sure what to do. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does being on atenolol cause seizures or epilepsy? I was on atenolol for a long time and experienced a seizure and slow heart beat.

Does being on atenolol cause seizures or epilepsy? I was on atenolol for a long time and experienced a seizure and slow heart beat.

Seizures: 'opinion not a decision'.
Every shake is not a seizure; all seizures do not shake.
Seizures have many causes including: alcohol and alcohol withdrawal; drugs; prescribed medications; brain injury; stroke; brain tumor; family history;
atenolol has a potential to cause slow heart rate and decreased blood pressure. A combination may induce syncope. Syncope may mimic seizures. Get a checkup. ...Read more

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My EKG reading was 54, could that be the beginning of bradychardia? My mom has a slow heart beat and a heart murmur. I'm concerned I will get a murmur

My EKG reading was 54, could that be the beginning of bradychardia? My mom has a slow heart beat and a heart murmur. I'm concerned I will get a murmur

Bradycardia: Bradycardia in a person who is physically very active is normal. If you are performing aerobic exercise on a regular basis, do not worry about a heart rate of 54 bpm. A heart murmur can be benign, albeit if you develop it later in life, you need to be evaluated; however, there is very little correlation between bradycardia and a heart murmur (far-fetched correlations exist however). ...Read more

Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...Read more