Is left bundle branch block reversible?

Yes. It is sometimes seen intermittently. It can be present on an EKG and not on one done at a later date. At times it occurs when the heart is beating fast but not with slower heart rates.

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How can left bundle branch block be treated?

Doesn't need to be. A left bundle branch block does not need to be treated unless it is associated with other conduction problems leading to advanced heart block and symptomatic bradycardia. Read more...
It isn't . Treated but factors contributing or causing may need to be...Talk to your physician. Read more...

What are causes of left bundle branch block?

Various causes. Left bundle branch block is a pattern seen on an EKG indicating an abnormal or different pathway of the electrical signal that causes the heart muscle to contract. It is most often due to an underlying medical condition such as hypertension, a heart attack, an enlarged heart from any cause and only when serious conditions are excluded is it felt due to the benign aging of the conduction pathway. Read more...
Many. The most common cause is hypertension. The next two most common causes are arteriosclerotic heart disease and cardiomyopathy. Valvular disease like aortic stenosis is an occasional cause. Heart surgery often results in lbbb. Deposition diseases like hemochromotosis and amyloidosis are rare causes. Read more...

Is left bundle branch block life shortening?

Possibly. As most people with lbbb have heart muscle abnormalities, yes. But about 15% of people with left bundle branch block have structurally normal hearts, so the answer is maybe or sometimes. Read more...

What is left bundle branch block is characterized by?

Found on EKG. It is caused by a block in the "electrical wiring" of the heart which affects the appearance of the ekg. It most of the time indicates a significant problem with the heart but can at times be benign. Read more...
Its a electrical bl. Left bundle block refers to dysfunction in the electrical conduction pathway in the left branch of the left heart. It is electrical conduction block and can be a indication of additional heart issues and needs to be checked. Read more...

What occurs when someone has a left bundle branch block?

Nothing to severe. Left bundle branch block (lbbb) is a pattern on the ECG that indicates that the heart's electrical waves are following an unusual path. It is common in older age, and usually due to scarring of the pathway. It may cause no symptoms and need no therapy. It can lead to marked slowing that needs a pacemaker. A new lbbb can also be a sign of a heart attack. Read more...

If diagnosed with left bundle branch block & doing ok, will my insurance premiums be higher?

Can't answer... No expert on insurance premiums (thank goodness ) but lbbb is not a benign diagnosis or "normal" variant so despite your well compensated or normal feeling state of health the insurers may see it differently...Sorry. Read more...