Stress test for left bundle branch block

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I was recently diagnosed with a Left Bundle Branch Block. It was found through a routine physical with an EKG. I am a 34 year old female, non-smoker/non-drinker, vegetarian, and an ideal weight for my height, but I don't exercise. My father did have a heart attack at an early age (58). I have no outward symptoms and the only other health issues I deal with are tiredness/lack of energy and headaches/migraines. The doctor doing the physical said it was nothing to worry about.
The left bundle is a part of the heart's electrical conduction system and block in the bundle branch can occur for a number of reasons. It does not always mean that there are blockages in the coronary arteries or that you have had a previous heart attack. Quitting smoking is a good idea anyways so if this will help convince you then I would encourage that. I probably would recommend seeing a cardiologist.
I AM A 28 YEAR OBESE WOMAN WHO WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A LEFT BUNDLE BRANCH BLOCK IN OCTOBER 2010. I HAD A STRESS TEST, ULTRASOUND OF THE HEART WHICH SHOWED EVERYTHING WAS FINE. BUT IT HAS LEFT ME WITH ALOT OF ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS. I AM ALWAYS THINKING SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY HEART. SO I HAD A SECOND OPINION DONE. HE ALSO TOLD ME THE SAME THING. SO HE PUT ME ON A 30 EVENT MONITOR BECAUSE I TOLD HIM I WAS HAVING PALPITATION SOMETIMES.
Hi Joe, A heart rate related (exercise related) left bundle branch block is nothing you need to lose sleep over. It is true that people with left bundle branch blocks have a higher incidence of cardiac events, but so do people with high blood pressure, family history of coronary disease, diabetes, obesity, smokers, high cholesterol, etc. This is only a small piece to the pie of your overall cardiac risk.
My mother has been diagnosed with left bundle branch block by my wife's EPS doctor. He has ordered a cath for her next week. Would you please provide some info as to what this malady is? Thanks!!
I had some ekg`s, blood tests, echocardiogram, stress test, and wore a holter monitor for 24 hours. Anyways, I used to be very active, but lately this is starting to bother me again and im worried about weather or not I should be excerising too much or not. When I seen the cardiogolist, I was active at the time, and he said to continue what im doing and not worry. I recently read some problems that are associated with a bundle branch block, and im pretty worried.
I just completed a company physical. The EKG indicates that I have a right bundle branch block. I am 41 years old and have no symptoms, I am not overweight nor smoke, and I exercise regularly. Is the RBBB related to the PVCs I was experiencing? Is it an indicator of more problems to come? Should it have shown up in all the testing I had last summer? I have a followup appointment with my cardiologist in a couple of weeks. Will I need to go through more tests?
Last week I went for a follow up with my cardiologist and she told me I have something called an Incomplete bundle branch block. She didn't state what side. She told me I had it since I've been seeing her and she just may have not mentioned it. She said its absolutely nothing to worry about. I want to trust her but knowing about my brother having sudden death worries me. Is there something else or somewhere else I should go for a second opinion or something else I should do? Thanks.
I wouldn't advice special precautions for someone with an asymptomatic right bundle branch block. The problem is that people with anxiety worry -- you can't change that. It is easy for me to tell you not to worry, but people with anxiety issues have difficulty convincing themselves. That is probably the trickiest problem you have for now. I would advice you to follow with your cardiologist yearly for a few years and try to not to worry. I hope this helps. Thanks for posting.
Although it is usually not the norm, I have met people that can tell exactly when they have bundle branch block. For you, it would be important to prove that your symptoms come when you have bundle branch block. One way to do this is with a holter monitor and event log where you record the time you had symptoms and what you were doing. If the symptoms correlate with times of BBB, then that is pretty convincing.
i had a stress test and my doctor told me i had 2 problems 1 which was left bundle branch block and the other I didnt understand what it was when i had my follow up appt she told me i had lvh is lvh and left bundle branch block the same thing?
I am undergoing tests for a left bundle branch blockage after being notified that I have an abnormal EKG. My ECHO and Cardiac Scoring came back good and perfect respectively. My nuclear stress test came back positive. My cardiologist thinks it may be a false positive. I am having a CT of my heart on Monday morning. I have Graves Disease, CVID, and Fibromyalgia, but I am not aware of ever having had a heart attack before.
I was diagnosed with a Incomplete Right Bundle Branch Block (IRBBB) about 3 years ago. I didnt think much of it at the time. I had some panic attacks for a while and worried a little about it when I first out about it. I had chest pains, so thats what led me to the hospital to get some testing done. I had numerous EKG`s,Echocardiogram,Stress test, Blood test, and wore a holter monitor I think? The little thing you wear for 24 hours.
I have a left bundle branch block on my EKG. I also tend to have a higher pulse, 90-100 is not unusual for me. i was just in the hospital and had a multitude of tests, including a cath. The cath was normal, but the stress test was not. Does this mean that the other tests are just "false positives" this was also the case 8 years ago- all the tests pointed to a possible problem, but the final test was fine.
I've had Right Bundle Branch Block for years and it has posed no problems for me. However, since 2005 I've developed Left Bundle Branch Block. (I'm 78 so I should be developing something I guess). LBBB is more problematical since it obscures diagnosis of more serious problems due to its behavior on the EKG. So the question is what tests, lab or otherwise, are effective in determining the cause of LBBB.
My cardiologist told me that on the last EKG I had done, he had detected a left bundle branch block, a sort of obstruction in the electrical pathways of my heart that could be causing the skipped beats. He wants to do a Holter monitor test and then maybe a cardiac MRI in order to determine how the blockage is affecting my heartbeat. I do the Holter test next week, and he advised me not to worry about it until then. Fat chance of that!
My stress test and holter showed left bundle branch block (LBBB) when my heart would reach 120-130's. This happen with very mild exertion (walking up stairs, walking up small hill, even getting dressed) which is far from my activity level prior to this. At first my Dr mentioned a rate dependent LBBB. After my 2nd stress test and echo/stress echo he is not between 2 different diagnoses positional orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) of syndrome of inappropriate sinus tachycardia (ISD).
RBBB stands for right bundle branch blockage. My dad actually has a RBBB. It has to do with the "his bundle" that runs down the middle of your heart, like a nerve pathway that the electrical impulses travel. (My dad's ekg was very obvious for his RBBB, it looked like giant waves.) The impulses stimulate the left and right ventricles. Basically it is the flow of electricity through the heart. That's my take on it anyhow, I sure as heck am not a doctor!
I just happened to mention that every now and then it feels like my heart is flip flopping only a time or two each time, but frequently. They did an EKG and located a Left Bundle Branch Block. I am not currently on an exercise program due to limited time, but jog once a week with a friend and ran a half-marathon last year. I have a near 2 year old, am of normal weight and my blood pressure has never been over 110/78 and that was recently (after diagnosis).
She is going for her yearly PC appt next week, when she will have an EKG, echo, stress test, and stress echo. Presently her diagnosis is s/p VSD with ~2mm residual VSD, s/p double chambered right ventricle, s/p vascular ring, mild mitral regurgitation, mild tricuspid regurgitation, and RBBB. What questions should I ask her PC at this visit regarding the significance of the syncope? What are the chances of her needing a pacemaker in the future?
Left Bundle Branch Block posted by Bren on June 15, 1998 at 13:24:40: After an abnormal EKG which was preceded by chest pressure and shortness of breath upon exercise, being extremely tired, and having heart palpitations , I have undergone a stress test using Persantine which indicated a perfusion defect of the left ventricle. I then was referred to a cardiologist and underwent two echocardiograms and a cardiac catheterization, which showed no blockages. I am a pre-menopausal woman.
My husband went to the heart doctor and he told him that he has lefl anterior fassicular block and right bundle branck block to his heart. He is on flecinide and dilatilazin for afib. The doctor wants to lower the dose of the flecinide and retake the ekg in 1 week. What does this mean?
I don't fully understand, are you saying your stress test was not conclusive, or not done? Was it a nuclear stress test? I had a nuclear stress test a couple of month back and I was told no to take my beta blocker (now Atenolol) or calcium channel blocker that morning.. as it turns out I forgot to take it the night before too.. so my HR was high (I have AFib). Thus I wasn't on the tread mill very long before I hit my maximum HR, 135 is what I recall them setting..
A complete left bundle branch block, that showed up for the first time in November during surgery on my left breast. Subsequent ECG's and stress tests ordered by my cardiologist have showed the complete LBBB and also some mitral valve regurgitation.
Posted by Ernest on June 02, 1999 at 11:27:40 Thank you for your response. I am convinced that the PVC's and PAC's that I experience will not harm me. However, I do have a few questions. So, please bear w/ me. 1. Why are the PVC's and PAC's so pronounced when I exercise? On the rare occassion do I feel the PVC's and PAC's when I am at rest. 2. Is this because my heart is working harder when I exercise?
Posted By Ernest on June 02, 1999 at 11:27:40 Thank you for your response. I am convinced that the PVC's and PAC's that I experience will not harm me. However, I do have a few questions. So, please bear w/ me. 1. Why are the PVC's and PAC's so pronounced when I exercise? On the rare occassion do I feel the PVC's and PAC's when I am at rest. 2. Is this because my heart is working harder when I exercise?
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