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How serious is a left bundle branch block?
Last Updated: 1st April, 2020
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Subsequently, one may also ask, is left bundle branch block life threatening?
In young and healthy people, left bundle branch block is rare. In older people with coronary artery disease, left bundle branch block is associated with greater risk of death. This is especially true for people with heart failure. Left bundle branch block is also linked to a greater risk of death after a heart attack.
Also, what is the treatment for bundle branch block? Treatment
- A pacemaker. If you have bundle branch block and a history of fainting, your doctor might recommend a pacemaker.
- Cardiac resynchronization therapy. Also known as biventricular pacing, this procedure is similar to having a pacemaker implanted.
In respect to this, what causes left branch bundle block?
A left bundle branch block usually is a sign of an underlying heart disease, including dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, high blood pressure, aortic valve disease, coronary artery disease and other heart conditions. While left bundle branch block can appear in healthy people, it most often does not.
Can you exercise with left bundle branch block?
The appearance of LBBB induced by exercise does not always reflect the presence of coronary artery disease. A group of relatively younger patients exists presents abrupt chest pain during effort, coinciding with the first beat of LBBB and unaccompanied by vegetative symptoms, that does not force exercise to be stopped.