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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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Dr. Corey Clay
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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 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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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. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for incomplete right bundle branch block? Is this serious? Age 24...

What is the treatment for incomplete right bundle branch block? Is this serious? Age 24...

No treatment: This is a minor conduction delay in your heart, and is very common. Often this is considered a variation of normal, and is usually not associated with other cardiac pathology. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for left bundle branch block?

Is there a treatment for left bundle branch block?

Treatment of LBBB: There is no specific treatment for left bundle branch block. However, treatment is directed at the underlying cause of this conduction disturbance. ...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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Is there a cure for a left bundle branch block?

Cure?: "cure" suggests that lbbb is a disease but it is not. It is associated with underlying structural heart disease and that is what should be addressed. Lbbb causes no symptoms and it requires no treatment. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate with left complete bundle branch block?

What is the survival rate with left complete bundle branch block?

Depends: On the underling cause. Those with coronary artery diease or myocardial infarction have a much worse prognosis than an incidental lbbb.(left bundle branch block). ...Read more

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Is a block in the right bundle branch serious?

Is a block in the right bundle branch serious?

No: Millions of people have rt bundle blocks, heart function remains normal. As you age, other conduction issues may arise, and of course blood vessel disease, etc. ...Read more

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What is a bundle branch block?

What is a bundle branch block?

Wiring: The heart is a muscle but how fast it beats is controlled by special cells, sort of like electric wiring. The main wire divides into two, one to the right and one to the left. If part of that wiring becomes abnormal you get a right or left bundle branch block. It results in a typical pattern on the ekg. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for atrial fibrillation and bundle branch block?

Is there a cure for atrial fibrillation and bundle branch block?

Possibly: Atrial fibrillation can under some circumstances be cured by specialized ablation. Bbb is generally not curable. Talk to a cardiologist. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the diagnostic indication of bundle branch block?

BBB: Depends upon the type :-) a left bundle branch block (lbbb) is possibly associated with heart disease. A right bundle branch block (rbbb) can be benign and is not necessarily associated with underlying heart disease. ...Read more

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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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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 ...Read more

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What is a left branch blockage of the heart?

What is a left branch blockage of the heart?

Left bundle branch: I presume you refer to a left bundle branch block found on an ECG . This is a slowing in electrical current flow through the left side of the heart. You could possibly also be referring to a block in a branch of the left coronary artery. I cannot tell from your wording which type ...Read more

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What are treatments for incomplete right bundle branch block?

Placebo, 10 mg: Incomplete rbbb is, in the majority of patients, normal variant caused by simple delay of the right bundle conduction relative to the left bundle's conduction. It is benign (safe), and no specific treatment is recommended or required. Certain other conditions can cause a right bundle branch block, but the treatment is generally focused on those conditions, and not the bundle block. ...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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What is the treatment for a heart murmur? Surgery?

What is the treatment for a heart murmur? Surgery?

Murmur: Heart murmur is just noise. If the noise is caused by a significant heart blood flow problem, that is what you need to know. Ask your doc what is going on. ...Read more

Prognosis (Definition)

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