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What does a left bundle branch block indicate?
Last Updated: 24th March, 2020
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Besides, how serious is a left bundle branch block?
Left bundle branch block can reflect damage to the left ventricle caused by high blood pressure, a heart attack, a failing aortic valve, coronary artery disease, heart failure, or other cardiac conditions. If a bundle branch block is causing symptoms, then the problem may be severe enough to require a pacemaker.
Similarly, what does left bundle branch block mean on ECG? Left bundle branch block (LBBB) is a cardiac conduction abnormality seen on the electrocardiogram (ECG). In this condition, activation of the left ventricle of the heart is delayed, which causes the left ventricle to contract later than the right ventricle.
Consequently, can a left bundle branch block go away?
The prevalence of left bundle branch block (LBBB) increases with advancing age in the general population. Unfortunately LBBB is not reversible. In your case, in the absence of any structural heart disease and symptoms, the overall risk of cardiovascular morbidity or mortality should be very low.
What is the treatment for bundle branch block?
- 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.