A form of heart block in which the electrical stimulation of HEART VENTRICLES is interrupted at either one of the branches of BUNDLE OF HIS thus preventing the simultaneous depolarization of the two ventricles.
Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the HEART as projected onto various sites on the body's surface, delineated as a scalar function of time. The recording is monitored by a tracing on slow moving chart paper or by observing it on a cardioscope, which is a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY.
Small band of specialized CARDIAC MUSCLE fibers that originates in the ATRIOVENTRICULAR NODE and extends into the membranous part of the interventricular septum. The bundle of His, consisting of the left and the right bundle branches, conducts the electrical impulses to the HEART VENTRICLES in generation of MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION.
An impulse-conducting system composed of modified cardiac muscle, having the power of spontaneous rhythmicity and conduction more highly developed than the rest of the heart.
Regulation of the rate of contraction of the heart muscles by an artificial pacemaker.
Impaired conduction of cardiac impulse that can occur anywhere along the conduction pathway, such as between the SINOATRIAL NODE and the right atrium (SA block) or between atria and ventricles (AV block). Heart blocks can be classified by the duration, frequency, or completeness of conduction block. Reversibility depends on the degree of structural or functional defects.
An alkaloid found in the root of RAUWOLFIA SERPENTINA, among other plant sources. It is a class Ia antiarrhythmic agent that apparently acts by changing the shape and threshold of cardiac action potentials.
The restoration of the sequential order of contraction and relaxation of the HEART ATRIA and HEART VENTRICLES by atrio-biventricular pacing.
Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the heart on a plane of the body surface delineated as a vector function of time.
A device designed to stimulate, by electric impulses, contraction of the heart muscles. It may be temporary (external) or permanent (internal or internal-external).
This structure includes the thin muscular atrial septum between the two HEART ATRIA, and the thick muscular ventricular septum between the two HEART VENTRICLES.
An abnormally rapid ventricular rhythm usually in excess of 150 beats per minute. It is generated within the ventricle below the BUNDLE OF HIS, either as autonomic impulse formation or reentrant impulse conduction. Depending on the etiology, onset of ventricular tachycardia can be paroxysmal (sudden) or nonparoxysmal, its wide QRS complexes can be uniform or polymorphic, and the ventricular beating may be independent of the atrial beating (AV dissociation).
Impaired impulse conduction from HEART ATRIA to HEART VENTRICLES. AV block can mean delayed or completely blocked impulse conduction.
A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease that is characterized by ventricular dilation, VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION, and HEART FAILURE. Risk factors include SMOKING; ALCOHOL DRINKING; HYPERTENSION; INFECTION; PREGNANCY; and mutations in the LMNA gene encoding LAMIN TYPE A, a NUCLEAR LAMINA protein.
An autosomal dominant defect of cardiac conduction that is characterized by an abnormal ST-segment in leads V1-V3 on the ELECTROCARDIOGRAM resembling a right BUNDLE-BRANCH BLOCK; high risk of VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA; or VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION; SYNCOPAL EPISODE; and possible sudden death. This syndrome is linked to mutations of gene encoding the cardiac SODIUM CHANNEL alpha subunit.
Abnormally rapid heartbeats caused by reentrant conduction over the accessory pathways between the HEART ATRIA and the HEART VENTRICLES. The impulse can also travel in the reverse direction, as in some cases, atrial impulses travel to the ventricles over the accessory pathways and back to the atria over the BUNDLE OF HIS and the ATRIOVENTRICULAR NODE.
Methods to induce and measure electrical activities at specific sites in the heart to diagnose and treat problems with the heart's electrical system.
A transient loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished blood flow to the brain (i.e., BRAIN ISCHEMIA). Presyncope refers to the sensation of lightheadedness and loss of strength that precedes a syncopal event or accompanies an incomplete syncope. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp367-9)
A condition in which the LEFT VENTRICLE of the heart was functionally impaired. This condition usually leads to HEART FAILURE; MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; and other cardiovascular complications. Diagnosis is made by measuring the diminished ejection fraction and a depressed level of motility of the left ventricular wall.
The lower right and left chambers of the heart. The right ventricle pumps venous BLOOD into the LUNGS and the left ventricle pumps oxygenated blood into the systemic arterial circulation.
Abnormally rapid heartbeat, usually with a HEART RATE above 100 beats per minute for adults. Tachycardia accompanied by disturbance in the cardiac depolarization (cardiac arrhythmia) is called tachyarrhythmia.
A class Ia antiarrhythmic drug that is structurally-related to PROCAINE.
Any disturbances of the normal rhythmic beating of the heart or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. Cardiac arrhythmias can be classified by the abnormalities in HEART RATE, disorders of electrical impulse generation, or impulse conduction.
A type of cardiac arrhythmia with premature contractions of the HEART VENTRICLES. It is characterized by the premature QRS complex on ECG that is of abnormal shape and great duration (generally >129 msec). It is the most common form of all cardiac arrhythmias. Premature ventricular complexes have no clinical significance except in concurrence with heart diseases.
Removal of tissue with electrical current delivered via electrodes positioned at the distal end of a catheter. Energy sources are commonly direct current (DC-shock) or alternating current at radiofrequencies (usually 750 kHz). The technique is used most often to ablate the AV junction and/or accessory pathways in order to interrupt AV conduction and produce AV block in the treatment of various tachyarrhythmias.
The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the left HEART VENTRICLE. Its measurement is an important aspect of the clinical evaluation of patients with heart disease to determine the effects of the disease on cardiac performance.
A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.
Modified cardiac muscle fibers composing the terminal portion of the heart conduction system.
A condition in which HEART VENTRICLES exhibit impaired function.
Measurement of intracardiac blood flow using an M-mode and/or two-dimensional (2-D) echocardiogram while simultaneously recording the spectrum of the audible Doppler signal (e.g., velocity, direction, amplitude, intensity, timing) reflected from the moving column of red blood cells.
Interruption of NEURAL CONDUCTION in peripheral nerves or nerve trunks by the injection of a local anesthetic agent (e.g., LIDOCAINE; PHENOL; BOTULINUM TOXINS) to manage or treat pain.
A group of diseases in which the dominant feature is the involvement of the CARDIAC MUSCLE itself. Cardiomyopathies are classified according to their predominant pathophysiological features (DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY; HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY; RESTRICTIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY) or their etiological/pathological factors (CARDIOMYOPATHY, ALCOHOLIC; ENDOCARDIAL FIBROELASTOSIS).
Unexpected rapid natural death due to cardiovascular collapse within one hour of initial symptoms. It is usually caused by the worsening of existing heart diseases. The sudden onset of symptoms, such as CHEST PAIN and CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS, particularly VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA, can lead to the loss of consciousness and cardiac arrest followed by biological death. (from Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 7th ed., 2005)
Implantable devices which continuously monitor the electrical activity of the heart and automatically detect and terminate ventricular tachycardia (TACHYCARDIA, VENTRICULAR) and VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION. They consist of an impulse generator, batteries, and electrodes.
Recording of regional electrophysiological information by analysis of surface potentials to give a complete picture of the effects of the currents from the heart on the body surface. It has been applied to the diagnosis of old inferior myocardial infarction, localization of the bypass pathway in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, recognition of ventricular hypertrophy, estimation of the size of a myocardial infarct, and the effects of different interventions designed to reduce infarct size. The limiting factor at present is the complexity of the recording and analysis, which requires 100 or more electrodes, sophisticated instrumentation, and dedicated personnel. (Braunwald, Heart Disease, 4th ed)
A small nodular mass of specialized muscle fibers located in the interatrial septum near the opening of the coronary sinus. It gives rise to the atrioventricular bundle of the conduction system of the heart.
NECROSIS of the MYOCARDIUM caused by an obstruction of the blood supply to the heart (CORONARY CIRCULATION).
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
A characteristic symptom complex.
The amount of BLOOD pumped out of the HEART per beat, not to be confused with cardiac output (volume/time). It is calculated as the difference between the end-diastolic volume and the end-systolic volume.
Method in which prolonged electrocardiographic recordings are made on a portable tape recorder (Holter-type system) or solid-state device ("real-time" system), while the patient undergoes normal daily activities. It is useful in the diagnosis and management of intermittent cardiac arrhythmias and transient myocardial ischemia.
A potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia that is characterized by uncoordinated extremely rapid firing of electrical impulses (400-600/min) in HEART VENTRICLES. Such asynchronous ventricular quivering or fibrillation prevents any effective cardiac output and results in unconsciousness (SYNCOPE). It is one of the major electrocardiographic patterns seen with CARDIAC ARREST.
A generic expression for any tachycardia that originates above the BUNDLE OF HIS.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Graphic registration of the heart sounds picked up as vibrations and transformed by a piezoelectric crystal microphone into a varying electrical output according to the stresses imposed by the sound waves. The electrical output is amplified by a stethograph amplifier and recorded by a device incorporated into the electrocardiograph or by a multichannel recording machine.
The joint that occurs between facets of the interior and superior articular processes of adjacent VERTEBRAE.
Unstable isotopes of thallium that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Tl atoms with atomic weights 198-202, 204, and 206-210 are thallium radioisotopes.
Procedures in which placement of CARDIAC CATHETERS is performed for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Agents used for the treatment or prevention of cardiac arrhythmias. They may affect the polarization-repolarization phase of the action potential, its excitability or refractoriness, or impulse conduction or membrane responsiveness within cardiac fibers. Anti-arrhythmia agents are often classed into four main groups according to their mechanism of action: sodium channel blockade, beta-adrenergic blockade, repolarization prolongation, or calcium channel blockade.
A voltage-gated sodium channel subtype that mediates the sodium ion PERMEABILITY of CARDIOMYOCYTES. Defects in the SCN5A gene, which codes for the alpha subunit of this sodium channel, are associated with a variety of CARDIAC DISEASES that result from loss of sodium channel function.
Controlled physical activity which is performed in order to allow assessment of physiological functions, particularly cardiovascular and pulmonary, but also aerobic capacity. Maximal (most intense) exercise is usually required but submaximal exercise is also used.
A form of ventricular pre-excitation characterized by a short PR interval and a long QRS interval with a delta wave. In this syndrome, atrial impulses are abnormally conducted to the HEART VENTRICLES via an ACCESSORY CONDUCTING PATHWAY that is located between the wall of the right or left atria and the ventricles, also known as a BUNDLE OF KENT. The inherited form can be caused by mutation of PRKAG2 gene encoding a gamma-2 regulatory subunit of AMP-activated protein kinase.
Types of artificial pacemakers with implantable leads to be placed at multiple intracardial sites. They are used to treat various cardiac conduction disturbances which interfere with the timing of contraction of the ventricles. They may or may not include defibrillating electrodes (IMPLANTABLE DEFIBRILLATORS) as well.
Abnormally rapid heartbeats caused by reentry of atrial impulse into the dual (fast and slow) pathways of ATRIOVENTRICULAR NODE. The common type involves a blocked atrial impulse in the slow pathway which reenters the fast pathway in a retrograde direction and simultaneously conducts to the atria and the ventricles leading to rapid HEART RATE of 150-250 beats per minute.
A method of computed tomography that uses radionuclides which emit a single photon of a given energy. The camera is rotated 180 or 360 degrees around the patient to capture images at multiple positions along the arc. The computer is then used to reconstruct the transaxial, sagittal, and coronal images from the 3-dimensional distribution of radionuclides in the organ. The advantages of SPECT are that it can be used to observe biochemical and physiological processes as well as size and volume of the organ. The disadvantage is that, unlike positron-emission tomography where the positron-electron annihilation results in the emission of 2 photons at 180 degrees from each other, SPECT requires physical collimation to line up the photons, which results in the loss of many available photons and hence degrades the image.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of the cardiovascular system, processes, or phenomena; includes the use of mathematical equations, computers and other electronic equipment.
The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.
Cardiac arrhythmias that are characterized by excessively slow HEART RATE, usually below 50 beats per minute in human adults. They can be classified broadly into SINOATRIAL NODE dysfunction and ATRIOVENTRICULAR BLOCK.
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.
A condition in which the RIGHT VENTRICLE of the heart was functionally impaired. This condition usually leads to HEART FAILURE or MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, and other cardiovascular complications. Diagnosis is made by measuring the diminished ejection fraction and a depressed level of motility of the right ventricular wall.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
A combination of congenital heart defects consisting of four key features including VENTRICULAR SEPTAL DEFECTS; PULMONARY STENOSIS; RIGHT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY; and a dextro-positioned AORTA. In this condition, blood from both ventricles (oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor) is pumped into the body often causing CYANOSIS.
Examinations used to diagnose and treat heart conditions.
An effective non-ionic, water-soluble contrast agent which is used in myelography, arthrography, nephroangiography, arteriography, and other radiographic procedures. Its low systemic toxicity is the combined result of low chemotoxicity and low osmolality.
Radiography of the vascular system of the heart muscle after injection of a contrast medium.
A technetium imaging agent used to reveal blood-starved cardiac tissue during a heart attack.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Backflow of blood from the LEFT VENTRICLE into the LEFT ATRIUM due to imperfect closure of the MITRAL VALVE. This can lead to mitral valve regurgitation.
Contractile activity of the MYOCARDIUM.
A phosphodiesterase inhibitor that blocks uptake and metabolism of adenosine by erythrocytes and vascular endothelial cells. Dipyridamole also potentiates the antiaggregating action of prostacyclin. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p752)
A congenital cardiomyopathy that is characterized by infiltration of adipose and fibrous tissue into the RIGHT VENTRICLE wall and loss of myocardial cells. Primary injuries usually are at the free wall of right ventricular and right atria resulting in ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias.
The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)
Use of infusions of FIBRINOLYTIC AGENTS to destroy or dissolve thrombi in blood vessels or bypass grafts.
Surgical insertion of synthetic material to repair injured or diseased heart valves.
Ion channels that specifically allow the passage of SODIUM ions. A variety of specific sodium channel subtypes are involved in serving specialized functions such as neuronal signaling, CARDIAC MUSCLE contraction, and KIDNEY function.
A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease, characterized by left and/or right ventricular hypertrophy (HYPERTROPHY, LEFT VENTRICULAR; HYPERTROPHY, RIGHT VENTRICULAR), frequent asymmetrical involvement of the HEART SEPTUM, and normal or reduced left ventricular volume. Risk factors include HYPERTENSION; AORTIC STENOSIS; and gene MUTATION; (FAMILIAL HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY).
Developmental abnormalities in any portion of the VENTRICULAR SEPTUM resulting in abnormal communications between the two lower chambers of the heart. Classification of ventricular septal defects is based on location of the communication, such as perimembranous, inlet, outlet (infundibular), central muscular, marginal muscular, or apical muscular defect.
The chambers of the heart, to which the BLOOD returns from the circulation.
The geometric and structural changes that the HEART VENTRICLES undergo, usually following MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. It comprises expansion of the infarct and dilatation of the healthy ventricle segments. While most prevalent in the left ventricle, it can also occur in the right ventricle.
A catecholamine derivative with specificity for BETA-1 ADRENERGIC RECEPTORS. It is commonly used as a cardiotonic agent after CARDIAC SURGERY and during DOBUTAMINE STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY.
A device that substitutes for a heart valve. It may be composed of biological material (BIOPROSTHESIS) and/or synthetic material.
A method of recording heart motion and internal structures by combining ultrasonic imaging with exercise testing (EXERCISE TEST) or pharmacologic stress.
The muscle tissue of the HEART. It is composed of striated, involuntary muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC) connected to form the contractile pump to generate blood flow.
The study of the generation and behavior of electrical charges in living organisms particularly the nervous system and the effects of electricity on living organisms.
The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.
Positive test results in subjects who do not possess the attribute for which the test is conducted. The labeling of healthy persons as diseased when screening in the detection of disease. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Abnormally rapid heartbeats with sudden onset and cessation.
A calcium channel blocker that is a class IV anti-arrhythmia agent.
A pathological constriction that can occur above (supravalvular stenosis), below (subvalvular stenosis), or at the AORTIC VALVE. It is characterized by restricted outflow from the LEFT VENTRICLE into the AORTA.
Computer-assisted processing of electric, ultrasonic, or electronic signals to interpret function and activity.
An imbalance between myocardial functional requirements and the capacity of the CORONARY VESSELS to supply sufficient blood flow. It is a form of MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA (insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle) caused by a decreased capacity of the coronary vessels.
The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the right HEART VENTRICLE.
A disorder of cardiac function caused by insufficient blood flow to the muscle tissue of the heart. The decreased blood flow may be due to narrowing of the coronary arteries (CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE), to obstruction by a thrombus (CORONARY THROMBOSIS), or less commonly, to diffuse narrowing of arterioles and other small vessels within the heart. Severe interruption of the blood supply to the myocardial tissue may result in necrosis of cardiac muscle (MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION).
Generally, restoration of blood supply to heart tissue which is ischemic due to decrease in normal blood supply. The decrease may result from any source including atherosclerotic obstruction, narrowing of the artery, or surgical clamping. Reperfusion can be induced to treat ischemia. Methods include chemical dissolution of an occluding thrombus, administration of vasodilator drugs, angioplasty, catheterization, and artery bypass graft surgery. However, it is thought that reperfusion can itself further damage the ischemic tissue, causing MYOCARDIAL REPERFUSION INJURY.
The failure by the observer to measure or identify a phenomenon accurately, which results in an error. Sources for this may be due to the observer's missing an abnormality, or to faulty technique resulting in incorrect test measurement, or to misinterpretation of the data. Two varieties are inter-observer variation (the amount observers vary from one another when reporting on the same material) and intra-observer variation (the amount one observer varies between observations when reporting more than once on the same material).
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.
The circulation of blood through the CORONARY VESSELS of the HEART.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
Period of contraction of the HEART, especially of the HEART VENTRICLES.
The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.
Pathological conditions involving the HEART including its structural and functional abnormalities.
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
The veins and arteries of the HEART.
The valve between the left ventricle and the ascending aorta which prevents backflow into the left ventricle.
Compounds that are used in medicine as sources of radiation for radiotherapy and for diagnostic purposes. They have numerous uses in research and industry. (Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1161)
A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.
Research techniques that focus on study designs and data gathering methods in human and animal populations.
A form of ventricular pre-excitation characterized by a normal PR interval and a long QRS interval with an initial slow deflection (delta wave). In this syndrome, the atrial impulse travel to the ventricle via the MAHAIM FIBERS which connect ATRIOVENTRICULAR NODE directly to the right ventricle wall (NODOVENTRICULAR ACCESSORY PATHWAY) or to the RIGHT BUNDLE BRANCH OF HIS (nodofascicular accessory pathway).
A nucleoside that is composed of ADENINE and D-RIBOSE. Adenosine or adenosine derivatives play many important biological roles in addition to being components of DNA and RNA. Adenosine itself is a neurotransmitter.
Abnormal cardiac rhythm that is characterized by rapid, uncoordinated firing of electrical impulses in the upper chambers of the heart (HEART ATRIA). In such case, blood cannot be effectively pumped into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES). It is caused by abnormal impulse generation.
A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.
Criteria and standards used for the determination of the appropriateness of the inclusion of patients with specific conditions in proposed treatment plans and the criteria used for the inclusion of subjects in various clinical trials and other research protocols.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
A vital statistic measuring or recording the rate of death from any cause in hospitalized populations.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
A nonparametric method of compiling LIFE TABLES or survival tables. It combines calculated probabilities of survival and estimates to allow for observations occurring beyond a measurement threshold, which are assumed to occur randomly. Time intervals are defined as ending each time an event occurs and are therefore unequal. (From Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1995)
Discomfort or more intense forms of pain that are localized to the cervical region. This term generally refers to pain in the posterior or lateral regions of the neck.
An agent used as a substrate in assays for cholinesterases, especially to discriminate among enzyme types.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
A complex group of fibers arising from the basal olfactory regions, the periamygdaloid region, and the septal nuclei, and passing to the lateral hypothalamus. Some fibers continue into the tegmentum.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
A glucocorticoid given orally, parenterally, by local injection, by inhalation, or applied topically in the management of various disorders in which corticosteroids are indicated. Its lack of mineralocorticoid properties makes betamethasone particularly suitable for treating cerebral edema and congenital adrenal hyperplasia. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p724)
Small sets of evidence-based interventions for a defined patient population and care setting.
The 31 paired peripheral nerves formed by the union of the dorsal and ventral spinal roots from each spinal cord segment. The spinal nerve plexuses and the spinal roots are also included.
Drugs that block nerve conduction when applied locally to nerve tissue in appropriate concentrations. They act on any part of the nervous system and on every type of nerve fiber. In contact with a nerve trunk, these anesthetics can cause both sensory and motor paralysis in the innervated area. Their action is completely reversible. (From Gilman AG, et. al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed) Nearly all local anesthetics act by reducing the tendency of voltage-dependent sodium channels to activate.
Persistent pain that is refractory to some or all forms of treatment.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.

Histopathology of conducting system in left anterior hemiblock. (1/664)

In 8 cases of left anterior hemiblock, combined with right bundle-branch block in 7, serial sections of the conducting system of the heart were examined histologically. In all cases there were pathological changes in the left bundle-branch but the anterior part of it was predominantly affected in only 2 cases. Acute changes were found in 6 cases of early myocardial infarction, and fibrosis in 2 cases of chronic heart disease. Reversible lesions may have a pathogenetic role in acute hemiblocks. The right bundle-branch was disrupted by fibrosis in 6 of the 7 cases with right bundle-branch block, and minor changes in the AV node were observed in 1. The widespread damage to the left bundle-branch in the majority of the present cases does not seem to be consistent with the limited clinicopathological correlation implied by the terms anterior fascicular block or hemiblock. Other cardiac lesions within the left bundle-branch and outside it may contribute to this electrocardiographic pattern.  (+info)

Incomplete right bundle branch block and vital capacity. (2/664)

Right bundle branch block (RBBB) is occasionally encountered in young persons who lack any other evidence of overt cardiac disease (Hiss and Lamb, 1962; Lancaster, Schechter, and Massing, 1972). The block may be complete or incomplete, the latter being more common. Right bundle branch block has been studied in relation to body weight, obesity, serum cholesterol and glucose levels, and blood pressure, but the results have been negative (Ostrander, 1964; Kannel et al., 1962). Data presented here suggest that incomplete RBBB is related to vital capacity.  (+info)

Phasic coronary flow pattern and flow reserve in patients with left bundle branch block and normal coronary arteries. (3/664)

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine whether scintigraphic myocardial perfusion defects in patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) and normal coronary arteries are related to abnormalities in coronary flow velocity pattern and/or coronary flow reserve. BACKGROUND: Septal or anteroseptal defects on exercise myocardial perfusion scintigraphy are common in patients with LBBB and normal coronary arteries. METHODS: Thirteen patients (7 men, age 61+/-8 years) with LBBB and normal coronary arteries underwent stress thallium-201 scintigraphy and cardiac catheterization. In all patients and in 11 control subjects coronary blood flow parameters were calculated from Doppler measurements of flow velocity in the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) before and after adenosine administration. RESULTS: The time to maximum peak diastolic flow velocity was significantly longer both for the seven patients with (134+/-19 ms) and for the six without (136+/-7 ms) exercise perfusion defects than for controls (105+/-12 ms, p < 0.05), whereas the acceleration was slower (170+/-54, 186+/-42 and 279+/-96 cm/s2, respectively, p < 0.05). Coronary flow reserve in the patients with exercise perfusion defects (2.7+/-0.3) was significantly lower than in those without (3.7+/-0.5, p < 0.05) or in the control group (3.4+/-0.5, p < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Patients with LBBB have an impairment of early diastolic blood flow in the LAD due to an increase in early diastolic compressive resistance resulting from delayed ventricular relaxation. Furthermore, exercise scintigraphic perfusion defects in these patients are associated with a reduced coronary flow reserve, indicating abnormalities of microvascular function in the same vascular territory.  (+info)

Radiofrequency catheter ablation of coexistent atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia and left ventricular tachycardia originating in the left anterior fascicle. (4/664)

Coexistence of supraventricular tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia is rare. A patient with no structural heart disease and wide QRS complex tachycardia with a right bundle block configuration and right-axis deviation underwent electrophysiological examination. A concealed left atrioventricular pathway (AP) was found, and atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia (AVRT) and left ventricular tachycardia (VT) originating in or close to the anterior fascicle of the left ventricle were both induced. Radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation of the concealed left AP was successfully performed. Ten months later, VT recurred and was successfully ablated using a local Purkinje potential as a guide. Coexistent AVRT and idiopathic VT originating from within or near the left anterior fascicle were successfully ablated.  (+info)

The circadian pattern of the development of ventricular fibrillation in patients with Brugada syndrome. (5/664)

AIMS: Brugada syndrome is considered to be a distinctive subgroup of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation. Identification of the circadian pattern of ventricular fibrillation would contribute to the elucidation of its underlying pathophysiology, but this pattern remains unknown in patients with Brugada syndrome. METHODS: and Results A total of 12 consecutive Brugada syndrome patients (46+/-14 years, all male) who underwent implantation of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator were studied. The distribution of the time of ventricular fibrillation detection was examined and classified into four 6-hour time periods of the day. The mean follow-up period following implantation was 777+/-535 days. In six out of the 12 patients, ventricular fibrillation occurred during follow-up. The data logs revealed that ventricular fibrillation was detected 30 times (range, 3-9). Ventricular fibrillation was observed more frequently at night ( 1800 h to 0600 h) than in the day (0600 h to 1800 h) (93.3% [28/30] vs 6.7%[2/30], P<0.001), and during sleep than while awake (86.7% [26/30] vs 13.3%[4/30], P<0.001). Ventricular fibrillation occurred most frequently between midnight and 0600 h in patients with ventricular fibrillation episodes during sleep (76.9% [20/26] vs 23.1%[6/26], P<0.01). CONCLUSION: These results suggest that increased nocturnal vagal activity and withdrawal sympathetic activity may play an important role in the arrhythmogenesis of the Brugada syndrome.  (+info)

Significance of late diastolic potential preceding Purkinje potential in verapamil-sensitive idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia. (6/664)

BACKGROUND: Verapamil-sensitive idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia (VT) is due to reentry with an excitable gap. A late diastolic potential (LDP) is recorded during endocardial mapping of this VT, but its relation to the reentry circuit and significance in radiofrequency (RF) ablation remain to be elucidated. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixteen consecutive patients with this specific VT were studied (12 men and 4 women; mean age, 32 years). In all patients, sustained VT was induced and during left ventricular endocardial mapping, LDP preceding Purkinje potential (PP) was recorded at the basal (11 patients), middle (3 patients), or apical septum (2 patients). The area with LDP recording was confined to a small region (0.5 to 1.0 cm2) in each patient and was included in the area where PP was recorded (2 to 3 cm2). The relative activation times of LDP, PP, and local ventricular potential (V) at the LDP recording site to the onset of QRS complex were -50.4+/-18.9, -15.2+/-9.6, and 3.0+/-13.3 ms, respectively. The earliest ventricular activation site during VT was identified at the posteroapical septum and was more apical in the septum than the region with LDP in every patient. In 9 patients, VT entrainment was done by pacing from the right ventricular outflow tract while recording LDP. During entrainment, LDP was orthodromically captured, and as the pacing rate was increased, the LDP-to-PP interval was prolonged, whereas stimulus-to-LDP and PP-to-V interval were constant. In 3 patients, the pressure applied to the catheter tip at the LDP region resulted in conduction block between LDP and PP and in VT termination. RF energy application at the LDP recording site successfully eliminated VT. CONCLUSIONS: LDP was suggested to represent the excitation at the entrance to the specialized area with a conduction delay in response to the increase in the rate within the critical slow conduction zone participating in the reentry circuit of this VT. LDP can be a useful marker for successful RF ablation for this VT.  (+info)

Mapping of regional myocardial strain and work during ventricular pacing: experimental study using magnetic resonance imaging tagging. (7/664)

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the spatial distribution of myocardial function (myofiber shortening and work) within the left ventricular (LV) wall during ventricular pacing. BACKGROUND: Asynchronous electrical activation, as induced by ventricular pacing, causes various abnormalities in LV function, perfusion and structure. These derangements may be caused by abnormalities in regional contraction patterns. However, insight into these patterns during pacing is as yet limited. METHODS: In seven anesthetized dogs, high spatial and temporal resolution magnetic resonance-tagged images were acquired in three orthogonal planes. Three-dimensional deformation data and LV cavity pressure and volume were used to determine midwall circumferential strain and external and total mechanical work at 192 sites around the left ventricle. RESULTS: During ventricular pacing, systolic fiber strain and external work were approximately zero in regions near the pacing site, and gradually increased to more than twice the normal value in the most remote regions. Total mechanical work, normalized to the value during right atrial pacing, was 38 +/- 13% (right ventricular apex [RVapex] pacing) and 61 +/- 23% (left ventricular base [LVbase] pacing) close to the pacing site, and 125 +/- 48% and 171 +/- 60% in remote regions, respectively (p < 0.05 between RVapex and LVbase pacing). The number of regions with reduced work was significantly larger during RVapex than during LVbase pacing. This was associated with a reduction of global LV pump function during RVapex pacing. CONCLUSIONS: Ventricular pacing causes a threefold difference in myofiber work within the LV wall. This difference appears large enough to regard local myocardial function as an important determinant for abnormalities in perfusion, metabolism, structure and pump function during asynchronous electrical activation. Pacing at sites that cause more synchronous activation may limit the occurrence of such derangements.  (+info)

Partial cavotricuspid isthmus block before ablation in patients with typical atrial flutter. (8/664)

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate preexisting partial isthmus block in the context of an electrophysiologically directed linear ablation strategy for typical atrial flutter (AF). BACKGROUND: Double potentials (DPs) separated by an isoelectric interval have been recognized as markers of local block. However, the presence and significance of DPs in the cavotricuspid isthmus during AF before ablation have not been evaluated. METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients with AF (counterclockwise: 24, clockwise: 6) were studied during AF. Sequential withdrawal mapping was performed in the cavotricuspid isthmus from the tricuspid valve (TV) to the inferior vena cava (IVC) edge with electrograms coinciding with the center of the surface electrocardiographic plateau during counterclockwise AF or with the initial downslope of the positive flutter wave during clockwise AF. Atrial electrograms along this line were categorized as double, single or fractionated potentials (SPs or FPs). After demarcation of the zone of contiguous DPs, radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation was performed during AF only at sites with SPs or FPs (other than DPs) on the mapped line. If isthmus conduction still persisted after AF termination, additional RF applications were delivered using the same electrophysiologic strategy of avoiding DPs with an isoelectric interval during low lateral right atrial pacing for filling in the gap of residual conduction. RESULTS: Before ablation, no DPs were recorded in the isthmus in 19 patients (63%); DPs were recorded only at the IVC edge in five patients, and only at the TV edge in one patient. A contiguous line of DPs extending through more than half the isthmus to the IVC edge was documented in five patients (17%: group DP). In group DP, AF was terminated with 1.4+/-0.5 applications (vs. 5.8+/-3.5 in the remaining patients: p < 0.01). Complete isthmus block was achieved with a total of 3.4+/-0.5 applications (vs. 12+/-6 in the remaining patients: p < 0.01). CONCLUSIONS: Seventeen percent of patients undergoing ablation of AF have preexisting partial isthmus block indicated by a large contiguous zone of DPs separated by an isoelectric interval. Electrophysiologically directed linear ablation avoiding confluent DPs can prevent unnecessary applications for effective cure of AF.  (+info)

In five cases of anteroseptal myocardial infarction complicated by intermittent right bundle-branch block, the onset of right bundle-branch block provoked the appearance of abnormal Q waves in leads V1 and V2, whereas a small initial R wave was present in the same leads during normal conduction. The intermittency of the conduction disturbance indicated that the Q waves were right bundle-branch block dependent. It was also apparent that right bundle-branch block shifted the electrical location of the infarct towards the right, and made it look much larger. Right bundle-branch block dependent Q waves may arise during the acute stage of an anterior infarct suggesting, fallaciously, that an acute extension has occurred, or during the chronic stage, leading to the erroneous supposition that a new infarct had developed. The abnormal Q waves anteroseptal infarction complicated by fixed right bundle-branch block, though obviously related to the infarct, may be dependent on the right bundle-branch ...
Dear Doctor, I have been diagnost with an incomplete right bundle branch block. I am 45 and 108 punds. All physical, stress test and blood work is fine. The doctor tells me not to worry. However ...
Can left bundle branch block cause chest pain? Mammen Ninan, Jonathan W Swan Exercise-induced left bundle branch block usually indicates underlying coronary artery disease or myocardial disease. Association of left bundle branch block (LBBB) with chest pain in the absence of coronary artery disease is rare. We describe the case history of a patient with chest pain associated with left bundle branch block with normal coronary arteries and review the literature on left bundle branch block associated with chest pain.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Utility of stress echocardiography in identifying significant coronary artery disease in patients with left bundle-branch block. AU - Lewis, William R. AU - Ganim, Rick. AU - Sabapathy, Rajendran. PY - 2007/9. Y1 - 2007/9. N2 - HYPOTHESIS: The aim of the study was to determine the utility of stress echocardiography for identification of significant coronary artery disease (CAD) in higher-risk patients with an underlying left bundle-branch block (LBBB). METHODS: Patients with LBBB undergoing stress echocardiography were divided into 2 groups: group 1 (no history MI), group 2 (history MI). Positive stress echocardiograms were compared with the presence of ,50% luminal-diameter stenosis during coronary angiography. During the follow-up (FU) period, cardiac events were determined for hard and soft endpoints. RESULTS: Sixty consecutive patients with LBBB underwent stress echocardiography. Twenty-eight patients had a positive stress echocardiogram (20 group 1; 8 group 2). Nineteen of ...
Electrical-mechanical relationships of the canine heart were studied using simultaneous right and left intraveutricular pressures. In the control tracings, there was usually some asynchrony in the onset of ventricular isometric contraction with the right ventricle following the left ventricle. Right bundle-branch block and left bundle-branch block produced a delay in the onset of isometric contraction of the homolateral ventricle. A change in contour of the right intraventricular curve was frequently seen with right, bundle-branch block.. ...
MalaCards based summary : Right Bundle Branch Block, also known as right bundle branch block with left posterior fascicular block, is related to heart block, progressive, type ia and rheumatic heart disease. An important gene associated with Right Bundle Branch Block is SCN5A (Sodium Voltage-Gated Channel Alpha Subunit 5), and among its related pathways/superpathways are Activation of cAMP-Dependent PKA and Developmental Biology. The drugs Tolvaptan and Arginine Vasopressin have been mentioned in the context of this disorder. Affiliated tissues include heart, testes and spinal cord, and related phenotype is cardiovascular system ...
Right bundle branch block Differential diagnosis of right bundle branch block / causes of right bundle branch block are : -pulmonary embolism
Left bundle branch blocks. In left bundle branch block (LBBB) the left ventricle is not directly activated by impulses travelling through the left bundle branch. The right ventricle, however, is still activated as normal by the right bundle branch.. The left ventricle is activated by impulses travelling through the myocardium across the septum. As this occurs more slowly than conduction through the bundle of His the QRS complex becomes widened.. Normally the septum is activated from left to right, which produces small Q waves in the lateral leads. In the presence of LBBB, however, this septal activation is reversed, which eliminates these normal septal Q waves.. The right to left depolarization of the myocardium produces deep S waves in the right praecordial leads (V1-V3) and tall R waves in the lateral leads (I, V5 and V6). It also usually causes left axis deviation. As the ventricles are activated sequentially from right to left, rather than simultaneously, the R wave in the lateral leads is ...
Left Bundle Branch Block Differential diagnosis of left bundle branch block / causes of left bundle branch block are : -ischemic heart disease
Heart failure (HF) affects 5 million Americans and is responsible for more health-care expenditure than any other medical diagnosis. Approximately half of all HF patients have electrocardiographic prolongation of the QRS interval and ventricular dyssynchrony, a perturbation of the normal pattern of ventricular contraction that reduces the efficiency of ventricular work. Ventricular dyssynchrony is directly responsible for worsening HF symptomatology in this subset of patients. Resynchronization of ventricular contraction is usually achieved through simultaneous pacing of the left and right ventricles using a biventricular (BiV) pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Clinical trial evidence supporting the use of BiV pacing in patients with prolonged QRS duration was obtained almost exclusively in patients with a left bundle-branch block (LBBB) electrocardiographic pattern. Recent evidence suggests that resynchronization of ventricular contraction in patients with LBBB can be ...
Heart failure (HF) affects 5 million Americans and is responsible for more health-care expenditure than any other medical diagnosis. Approximately half of all HF patients have electrocardiographic prolongation of the QRS interval and ventricular dyssynchrony, a perturbation of the normal pattern of ventricular contraction that reduces the efficiency of ventricular work. Ventricular dyssynchrony is directly responsible for worsening HF symptomatology in this subset of patients. Resynchronization of ventricular contraction is usually achieved through simultaneous pacing of the left and right ventricles using a biventricular (BiV) pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Clinical trial evidence supporting the use of BiV pacing in patients with prolonged QRS duration was obtained almost exclusively in patients with a left bundle-branch block (LBBB) electrocardiographic pattern. Recent evidence suggests that resynchronization of ventricular contraction in patients with LBBB can be ...
Aims: Left bundle branch block (LBBB) is generally associated with a poorer prognosis in comparison to normal intraventricular conduction, but also in comparison to right bundle branch block which is generally considered to be benign in the absence of an underlying cardiac disorder like congenital heart disease. In this paper we evaluate the presence of possible cardiovascular pathology in a group of nurses with a low level of cardiovascular risk factors and left bundle branch block (LBBB). Methods: During the period 2009-2013, 356 nurses (mean age: 32.6 ± 11 yr) were admitted to the department of Occupational Medicine of Second University of Naples. Of these, 13 had LBBB. The evaluation of these patients has included an electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiography, 24-h ambulatory Holter monitoring (ECG Holter), and exercise testing. Subsequently, in patients with LBBB, multislice computed coronary angiography (MSCT) has been considered. Results and Conclusion: Only in one patient we found a
TY - JOUR. T1 - Clinical and genetic heterogeneity of right bundle branch block and ST-segment elevation syndrome. T2 - A prospective evaluation of 52 families. AU - Priori, Silvia G.. AU - Napolitano, Carlo. AU - Gasparini, Maurizio. AU - Pappone, Carlo. AU - Della Bella, Paolo. AU - Brignole, Michele. AU - Giordano, Umberto. AU - Giovannini, Tiziana. AU - Menozzi, Carlo. AU - Bloise, Raffaella. AU - Crotti, Lia. AU - Terreni, Liana. AU - Schwartz, Peter J.. PY - 2000/11/14. Y1 - 2000/11/14. N2 - Background - The ECG pattern of right bundle branch block and ST-segment elevation in leads V1 to V3 (Brugada syndrome) is associated with high risk of sudden death in patients with a normal heart. Current management and prognosis are based on a single study suggesting a high mortality risk within 3 years for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients alike. As a consequence, aggressive management (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) is recommended for both groups. Methods and Results - Sixty patients ...
Accidental malpositioning of a right ventricular (RV) electrode has not been previously reported in the context of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). The case of a 75-year old male patient with dilative cardiomyopathy, left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction 23%, New York Heart Association functional heart failure status stage III, left bundle branch block (LBBB) with QRS width of 136 ms, and misplacement of the RV lead to the LV apex during implantation of a CRT defibrillator is described. Following unremarkable implantation, routine interrogation of the CRT device on the first day after the implantation revealed uneventful technical findings. The 12-lead surface electrocardiogram (ECG) showed biventricular stimulation featuring a narrow QRS complex with incomplete right bundle branch block (RBBB) and R|S in V1. The biplane postoperative chest X-ray was graded normal. On routine follow-up one month later, a transthoracic echocardiogram revealed an increased ejection fraction of 51% but the RV
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A 43-year-old man was admitted with progressive fatigue, shortness of breath, and orthopnea. He received an orthotopic heart transplant 13 years ago, which was complicated by multiple episodes of rejection. His last catheterization 2 years before presentation demonstrated moderate transplant vasculopathy. More recently, a nuclear perfusion scan showed a myocardial scar in the mid to basal anterior and anterolateral walls, but no reversible stress-induced ischemia. On admission, the ECG showed normal sinus rhythm with a rate of 95 beats per minute, complete right bundle-branch block, inferior Q waves, and lateral ST & T wave abnormalities. A transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a left ventricular ejection fraction of 40. A 16-slice multi-detector computed tomographic (MDCT) scan of the heart was performed after the injection of 100 cc nonionic iodinated contrast medium. The examination demonstrated diffusely thickened coronary vessel walls with severe narrowing of the left main trunk, a totally ...
We report the case of a 56-year-old male with ischemic cardiomyopathy, severe left ventricular dysfunction and right bundle branch block (RBBB) with a wide QRS duration (180ms) who received dual-chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillator for prim
Learn about right bundle branch block, an abnormal finding on the electrocardiogram that is often associated with underlying heart disease.
Objective: Left ventricular (LV) rotation and twist play an important role in LV contraction and relaxation. Left bundle branch block (LBBB) deteriorates both diastolic and systolic functions. We evaluated the LV twist in patients with LBBB and preserved ejection fraction (EF) (>50%) to determine twist as a potential marker for subtle myocardial dysfunction. Methods: This observational cross-sectional study included 34 LBBB patients with preserved EF who were free from ischemic and valvular disease (Group 1) and 36 healthy controls (Group 2). All patients underwent 2-D Doppler and 2-D speckle tracking echocardiography. LV apical, basal rotation, and twist were evaluated in both groups and compared accordingly. In addition, subjects were dichotomized considering the median twist value of the study population. Binary logistic regression analysis was performed to determine the independent variables associated with inframedian twist. Results: Baseline clinical characteristics were similar in LBBB ...
Background: Many factors influence the prognosis of patients with (CHF), among these; more attention has been focused on the Role of left Bundle Branch Block (LBBB). The present study was performed to find out the prevalence of CHF in LBBB patients.Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 246 were diagnosed consecutive patients with LBBB pattern in ECG during July 2004 until October 2006 at Imam Ali Heart Hospital, in Kermanshah. At the first step ECG was recorded and according to its result, chest X-ray and echocardiography were obtained if necessary. Data analysis was made using dependent sample t-test and P£ 0.05 was considered significant.Results: 246 consecutive patient with mean age 64± 10 years and the age range of 38-85 years old were studied. 46% of patients were men and 54% women. There was no statically difference between the mean age of men and women with CHF. Etiology of LBBB in this study included; CAD, Hypertension dilated cardiomyopathy and valvular heart disease. Significant
A novel clinical entity characterized by ST segment elevation in right precordial leads (V1 to V3), incomplete or complete right bundle branch block, and susceptibility to ventricular tachyarrhythmia and sudden cardiac death has been described by Brugada et al. in 1992. This disease is now frequently called Brugada syndrome (BrS). The prevalence of BrS in the general population is unknown. The suggested prevalence ranges from 5/1,000 (Caucasians) to 14/1,000 (Japanese). Syncope, typically occurring at rest or during sleep (in individuals in their third or fourth decades of life) is a common presentation of BrS. In some cases, tachycardia does not terminate spontaneously and it may degenerate into ventricular fibrillation and lead to sudden death. Both sporadic and familial cases have been reported and pedigree analysis suggests an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. In approximately 20% of the cases BrS is caused by mutations in the SCN5A gene on chromosome 3p21-23, encoding the cardiac sodium
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Right bundle branch block treatment is not always necessary but it can be essential to ensure the condition doesnt exacerbate. Complication and prevention is also available.
The most common causes of a right bundle branch block are a previous heart attack, a congenital deformity, cardiovascular disease...
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) aims to treat selected heart failure patients suffering from conduction abnormalities with left bundle branch block (LBBB) as the culprit disease. LBBB remained largely underinvestigated until it became apparen
For patient information, click here Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Mugilan Poongkunran M.B.B.S [2] Synonyms and Keywords: QRS prolongation; wide QRS; wide QRS complex; wide QRS complexes; IVCD; IVCDs; intraventricular conduction defect; non-specific intraventricular conduction delay; non-specific intraventricular conduction defect ...
Bundle-branch block leads to abnormal ventricular depolarization and introduces dyssynchrony between right and left ventricular (LV) contraction and relaxation.1-6⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓ In patients with heart failure, most interventricular conduction delay is left bundle-branch block, and the incidence is 20% to 30% in New York Heart Association symptom class III to IV.7,8⇓. Studies have identified interventricular conduction delay as an independent predictor of worsened symptom status and cardiac mortality in patients with heart failure.7,9⇓ The sequelae of ventricular dyssynchrony attributable to bundle-branch block in heart failure include loss of coordination of contraction and relaxation leading to increases in regional and global wall stress, reductions in stroke volume and in the rate of rise of LV pressure, diminished diastolic filling time, prolongation of mitral regurgitation, and diminished effective ejection time.4-6⇓⇓. These observations have led to several acute and uncontrolled ...
The electrocardiogram (ECG) criteria for the left septal fascicular block (LSFB) are not universally accepted and many other denominations can be seen in literature: focal septal block, septal focal block, left septal fascicular block, left anterior septal block, septal fascicular conduction disorder of the left branch, left septal Purkinje network block, left septal subdivision block of the left bundle branch, anterior conduction delay, left median hemiblock, left medial subdivision block of the left bundle branch, middle fascicle block, block of the anteromedial division of the left bundle branch of His, and anteromedial divisional block. During exercise stress test, fascicular blocks (left anterior and posterior) seem to indicate severe coronary artery narrowing of left main coronary or proximal left anterior descending artery disease1 and transient exercise-induced left septal fascicular block has been reported a few times2,3. 54-year-old male, with a history of essential arterial systemic ...
1. Retz et al (1998) report a patient with bradydysrhythmia and atrial fibrillation with a heart rate of 42 bpm on ECG following an overdose of mirtazapine 1200 mg and lorazepam 20 mg complicated by severe environmental hypothermia (core temperature 26 C). Complete right bundle branch block and a prolonged QT interval (660 ms, QTc 552 ms) was also apparent on ECG readings. Following rewarming and supportive care, the dysrhythmias resolved and the patient was discharged on day 5. The dysrhythmias were most likely secondary to the hypothermia ...
Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy with TC-99m MIBI in patients with left bundle branch block : the visual and quantitative evaluation of anteroseptal perfusion for the diagnosis of left anterior descending artery ...
The diagnostic evaluation of patients with isolated left bundle branch block (LBBB) is challenging due to limitations of several non-invasive tests. Our aim was to evaluate the diagnostic value of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in asymptomatic patients with LBBB. Sixty-one asymptomatic patients with complete LBBB who were referred for CMR from January 2005 to November 2010 were identified. 29 patients (18 men) had normal echocardiograms (echo) whereas 25 (18 men) had abnormal findings on echo. Six had no echo and one had poor echo windows, and these patients were excluded from further analysis. Patients with cardiac symptoms or known coronary artery disease at the time of referral were also excluded. Of the 29 patients with normal echo, 9 (31%) were found to have pathological findings on CMR. The most common abnormalities were dilated cardiomyopathy-DCM (n = 6, 21%) followed by left ventricular hypertrophy (n = 2, 7%). Of the 25 patients who had an abnormal echo, CMR confirmed the diagnosis in
OBJECTIVES: Septal perfusion abnormalities are frequently observed in patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB). The aim of this study was to compare myocardial perfusion imaging obtained from ungated and diastolic thallium gated single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images in patients with LBBB. METHODS: Stress/rest SPECT was performed in 70 patients with LBBB [38 with coronary artery disease (CAD) (G1), 32 without (G2)] and 19 control participants (G3). Diastolic images were obtained as the sum of four diastolic bins. Perfusion was assessed by summed stress, rest, and difference scores for both diastolic and ungated images. RESULTS: In G1, there was no difference between diastolic and ungated perfusion scores. In G2, summed stress score and summed rest score were increased in diastolic versus ungated imaging, and perfusion defect extent was increased on diastolic versus ungated images at stress (diastole: 6.2 +/- 9.9% vs. ungated: 5.1 +/- 9.70/%, P = 0.01) and rest (diastole: 4.3 +/-
In V1 there is a broad, deep S wave (or QS wave), with ST segment elevation, that may be preceded by a very narrow R wave (Figure 22-2). In lead I there is a broad R wave (sometimes notched) without a Q or S wave. Figure 22-2. Typical appearance of a left bundle-branch block in V1. In some cases a narrow R wave precedes the large monomorphic S wave. Figure 22-2. Typical appearance of a left bundle-branch block in V1. In some cases a narrow R wave precedes the large monomorphic S wave. The left.... ...
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Found out last year I have left bundle branch block,worked out I am running a minute a mile slower than normal,has anybody else experienced this or know anything about it?
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All patients in the study group were white; there were 13 females (68.4%), and mean age at implant was 36 ± 10 years. Mean time from pacemaker implantation to rheumatologic evaluation was 13 ± 7 years. Six patients (31.6%) had markers of immunologic disease. One had a previous diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus with ANA, anti-Sm, anti-RNP, anti-DNA, and anti-Ro/SSA 60 kDa antibody positivity. Five additional patients exhibited connective disease-related antibodies: 5 ANA+ (1 of them anti-Ro/SSA 52 kDa+).. Two patients (10.5%) thus had evidence of antibodies against SS-A/Ro specificities; 1 was positive for Ro/SSA 52 kDa and the other for Ro/SSA 60 kDa. Neither of the patients had a family history of rheumatic disease. In both cases, the AV block was associated with complete left bundle branch block, suggesting an involvement of the Purkinje fibers (in the Ro/SSA 52 kDa case, infra-Hisian block was documented by using intracardiac recordings). AV block was the first and isolated clinical ...
3002 patients (mean age 60 y, 75% men) who had had an acute MI ≥ 0.1 mV ST-segment elevation in ≥ 2 leads or new left bundle branch block on electrocardiogram. Exclusion criteria were age , 21 years, contraindications to thrombolysis, serum creatinine level , 2.0 mg/dL, cardiogenic shock, receipt of therapeutic doses of anticoagulants, or potential for pregnancy. Follow-up was 99.5 ...
A 50-year-old man presented with sustained wide complex tachycardia and was treated with cardioversion. He gave a history of 2 such episodes within the past 7 years, requiring cardioversion each time. Ten years previously, he had undergone surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Review of operative notes indicated that the procedure included patch closure of the ventricular septal defect, right ventricular outflow tract resection, repair with a transannular patch, and pulmonary valve replacement with a porcine valve.. Editors Perspective see p 557. ECG recorded during the tachycardia showed a regular wide complex tachycardia at a rate of 240 beats per minute of left bundle branch block morphology with left axis deviation. ECG in sinus rhythm showed PR interval of 200 ms, right bundle branch block with normal axis, and QRS duration of 170 ms. Echocardiography showed mild right ventricular dilatation with normal left and right ventricular function. The ventricular septum was intact, there was no ...
Aberrant ventricular conduction was induced in 44 subjects by introduction of atrial premature beats through a transvenous catheter-electrode. Multiple patterns of aberrant ventricular conduction were obtained in 32 patients and, in the whole group, 116 different configurations were recorded. Of these, 104 showed a classical pattern of mono- or biventricular conduction disturbance. The pattern frequencies were as follows: right bundle-branch block, 28; left anterior hemiblock combined with right bundle-branch block, 21; left anterior hemiblock, 17; left posterior hemiblock combined with right bundle-branch block, 12; left posterior hemiblock, 10; complete left bundle-branch block, 10; and incomplete left bundle-branch block, 6. The remaining 12 configurations could not be classified into the usual categories of intraventricular blocks. In 7 of them, the alterations only consisted of trivial modifications of the QRS contour. In the other 5 instances, aberrant conduction manifested itself by a ...
Left anterior fascicular block (LAFB) is an abnormal condition of the left ventricle of the heart, related to, but distinguished from, left bundle branch block (LBBB). It is caused by only the anterior half of the left bundle branch being defective. It is manifested on the ECG by left axis deviation. It is much more common than left posterior fascicular block. Normal activation of the left ventricle (LV) proceeds down the left bundle branch, which consist of three fascicles, the left anterior fascicle, the left posterior fascicle, and the septal fascicle. The posterior fascicle supplies the posterior and inferoposterior walls of the LV, the anterior fascicle supplies the upper and anterior parts of the LV and the septal fascicle supplies the septal wall with innervation. LAFB - which is also known as left anterior hemiblock (LAHB) - occurs when a cardiac impulse spreads first through the left posterior fascicle, causing a delay in activation of the anterior and upper parts of the LV. Although ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Echocardiographic localization of an inadvertently placed pacing catheter in the left ventricle. AU - Loungani, R. R.. AU - Wanat, F. E.. AU - Nanda, N. C.. AU - Finch, A.. PY - 1993/1/1. Y1 - 1993/1/1. N2 - This report describes a patient in whom a permanent transvenous pacemaker lead was placed unintentionally across the atrial septum and retained in the left ventricle for nearly 11 years before the error was recognized. A 12- lead electrocardiogram showed paced complexes with right bundle branch block configuration. This appearance raised suspicion that the pacemaker electrode might be in the left ventricle and this was confirmed by two-dimensional echocardiography. Two-dimensional echocardiography is useful for the diagnosis of pacing lead malplacement and should be performed in any patient who develops right bundle branch block pattern on the surface electrocardiogram following pacemaker implantation.. AB - This report describes a patient in whom a permanent transvenous ...
Left Posterior Fascicular Block. In left posterior fascicular block (LPFB) the posterior portion of the left bundle branch is defective. In LPFB the cardiac impulses are therefore conducted to the left ventricle via the left anterior fascicle first, which creates a delay in the activation of the posterior and infero-posterior parts of the left ventricle.. The diagnostic criteria for LPFB are:. ...
Brugada syndrome is a disorder characterized by sudden death associated with one of several ECG patterns characterized by incomplete right bundle-branch block and ST-segment elevations in the anterior precordial leads. See the image below.
Brugada syndrome is a disorder characterized by sudden death associated with one of several ECG patterns characterized by incomplete right bundle-branch block and ST-segment elevations in the anterior precordial leads. See the image below.
Introductions: Wide QRS complex with left bundle branch block morphology is one of the three criteria for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in heart failure (HF) patients who do not improve on medical management. Approximately 30% of patients do not respond to CRT. This study investigates to find out to what extent the wide QRS duration correlates with the intraventricular mechanical dyssynchrony (IVMD) as measured by Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) echocardiography.. Methods: The HF patients of dilated or ischemic cardiomyopathy with ejection fraction £35% admitted in the medical ward of Patan Hospital, Nepal from March to August 2017 were enrolled in the study. They were divided into two groups, narrow QRS duration of ,120ms (Gr1) and wide QRS duration of ³120ms (Gr2). TDI was performed to measure time to peak systolic velocity of the left ventricular walls. The IVMD, defined as 60 ms (millisecond) or greater difference in time to peak velocity between any two points of the left ...
I will commit myself to commenting before reading Dr. Smiths Blog. I see sinus bradycardia with 1st degree AV block and LBBB. Without yet knowing the history - I see several findings of concern that transcend need (in my opinion) for numerical criteria ... These include: i) ST coving and slight-but-real elevation in leads III and aVF - associated with fairly deep T wave inversion in these leads that is NOT what I expect with typical LBBB; ii) Subtle-but-real ST segment coving that should-not-be-there with simply LBBB in lead II - that supports i) findings; iii) J-point depression with uncharacteristically FLAT ST segment in leads I,aVL (whereas with typical LBBB the ST segment isnt flat, but slowly upsloping) - associated with an upright terminal T wave in these leads (!) that is the mirror-image opposite of what I see in leads III, aVF; iv) An uncharacteristic-for-LBBB takeoff of the ST segment in lead V2 (is typically not so straight at takeoff); and v) 1-2mm of J-point ST depression in ...
Ventricular fibrillation (VF) is said to cause more than 300,000 sudden deaths each year in the US alone. In approximately 5 to 12% of cases, there are no demonstrable cardiac or noncardiac causes to account for the episode, which is therefore classified as idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (IVF). Patients with a distinct form of VF called Brugada syndrome (see {601144}) present with a characteristic electrocardiographic pattern, with right bundle branch block (RBBB) and elevation of ST segment in leads V1 to V3 and may account for 40 to 60% of all IVF cases (review by {3:Chen et al., 1998}). Mutations in the SCN5A gene were identified in patients with Brugada syndrome-1 ({601144 ...
Trifascicular block is a problem with the electrical conduction of the heart. It is diagnosed on an electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) and has three features: prolongation of the PR interval (first degree AV block) right bundle branch block either left anterior fascicular block or left posterior fascicular block. Trifascicular block is important to diagnose because it is difficult to tell based on the surface ECG whether the prolonged PR interval is due to disease in the AV node or due to diffuse distal conduction system disease. In the former case, if the block at the AV node level becomes complete, the escape rhythm will originate from the bundle of His, which typically will generate heart rates in the 40s, allowing the individual to survive and complain of symptoms of fatigue or near-syncope to their physician. In the latter case, however, because the conduction system disease is diffuse in nature, the escape rhythm may be fascicular or ventricular, which may be at rates that are life-threateningly ...
Symptoms of left anterior fascicular block - I have been diagnosed with RBBB and Left Anterior Fascicular Block. Did 48-hour Holter and Cardio recommends pacemaker. I rarely have symptoms. More info needed. One does not need a pacemaker for rbbb and lafb, therefore, you need to ask cardiologist what is the indication for a pacemaker and if the answer doesnt satisfy you- seek a second opinion and obtain copy of the 48 hr. Holter to bring to that appt.
In this observational analysis of a large real-world cohort of patients with NYHA class III or IV heart failure and reduced ejection fraction, we found that, compared with ICD, CRT-D was associated with a greater difference in mortality in women than in men, but this lower mortality risk was more evident in both male and female patients with LBBB. Among all LBBB patients, both women and men generally had lower mortality risks with QRS ≥130 ms; however, the mortality difference associated with CRT-D was greater in women. In the non-LBBB cohort, there was no mortality risk difference between CRT-D and ICD in women or men with RBBB or in men with IVCD. The finding that there seems to be reduced mortality in patients with LBBB and QRS 130 to 150 ms is important because professional society guidelines for CRT only assign a class I recommendation to patients with LBBB and QRS ≥150 ms.8. That CRT is effective in LBBB has been shown in recent meta-analyses of clinical trials,7,16,22 whereas other ...
Initially, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) was advocated for patients with any widened QRS complex. However, clinical evidence is increasing that left bundle branch block (LBBB) is the electrical substrate that is most amenable to CRT (1). Such improvement seems independent of the degree of heart failure or ejection fraction, in both animal (2) and clinical studies (3,4). In patients with non-LBBB patterns of activation, CRT might even worsen outcomes (1). Therefore, a proper diagnosis of the activation pattern is of great importance. Detailed electrocardiographic analysis is an important diagnostic tool that can be supported by invasive or noninvasive mapping of electrical activation. Such mapping studies have shown that true LBBB coincides with a U-shaped pattern of activation (5).. U-shaped activation has distinct electrical activation features: 1) prolonged transseptal conduction time or prolonged time from endocardial right ventricular activation to left ventricular (LV) ...
The patients included in this study, who presented with a long history of apparently isolated LBBB and progressive LV dysfunction, possessed the characteristics of an original syndrome suspected from previous animal experiments, epidemiological studies, and clinical observations, though never demonstrated in individual patients. These original observations strongly support the concept of LBBB-induced cardiomyopathy treatable with CRT.. Isolated LBBB causes abnormalities of LV dysfunction, manifest by a shortening of the filling time, a decreased septal contribution to LV ejection, and a globally depressed EF, compared with normal matched controls (5). High-amplitude oscillations of the interventricular septum were also described, similar to the septal flash, a sign of mechanical dyssynchrony (present in 4 of our 6 patients) and a putative predictor of echocardiographic response to CRT (16).. The clinical value of several techniques and measures proposed to detect and quantify LBBB-induced ...
As the terminology implies this is a block in the right bundle branch. Does this cause the heart to slow down like we see in some AV blocks? No, because we still have the left bundle working the electrical impulse simply travels down the left side and then spreads across to the right ventricle. Ok, its not as efficient as both bundles working at the same time, but its still enough to make both ventricles contract albeit in a different direction from the norm and with a slight delay. How does this manifest on the ECG? Well, perhaps the most obvious sign is a change in the QRS morphology in the right precordial leads - namely the typical RSR pattern. Why the RSR pattern? Well, its all about vectors. The second R wave is produced by the wave of depolarisation spreading from the left ventricle to the right ventricle i.e. toward the right precordial leads. Anything that moves toward a lead will produce a positive complex. Dont forget that in a normal ECG V1 should be predominantly negative. There ...
SCN2B_HUMAN] Familial atrial fibrillation. The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry. Genetic variations in SCN2B may be involved in Brugada syndrome (PubMed:23559163). This tachyarrhythmia is characterized by right bundle branch block and ST segment elevation on an electrocardiogram (ECG). It can cause the ventricles to beat so fast that the blood is prevented from circulating efficiently in the body. When this situation occurs, the individual will faint and may die in a few minutes if the heart is not reset.[1] [SCN1B_HUMAN] Dravet syndrome;Familial progressive cardiac conduction defect;Generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures-plus;Brugada syndrome. The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry. The gene represented in this entry may be involved in disease pathogenesis. The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry. The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in ...
Q: Our question pertains to the following scenario: The studies section of a history and physical (H&P) indicates that the chest x-ray showed Atelectasis or that an electrocardiogram showed right bundle branch block with anterior fascicular block. Some of us think that coding the diagnosis (i.e., atelectasis) is permissible if the provider states that the testing
OBJECTIVES: Risk factors for heart failure (HF) have not yet been studied in myocardial infarction (MI) patients in Iran. This study was conducted to determine these risk factors. METHODS: In this nationwide, hospital-based, case-control study, the participants were all new MI patients hospitalized from April 2012 to March 2013 in Iran. The data on 1,691 new cases with HF (enrolled by census sampling) were compared with the data of 6,764 patients without HF as controls. We randomly selected four controls per one case, matched on the date at MI and HF diagnosis, according to incidence density sampling. Using conditional logistic regression models, odds ratios (ORs) with a 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated to identify potential risk factors. RESULTS: The one-year in-hospital mortality rate was 18.2% in the cases and higher than in the controls (12.1%) (p,0.05). Significant risk factors for HF were: right bundle branch block (RBBB) (OR, 2.86; 95% CI, 1.95 to 4.19), stroke (OR, 2.00; 95% ...
A long philosophical introduction that places electrocardiography in its proper perspective among the cardiological diagnostic techniques makes for enjoyable reading of this primer right from the beginning.. The analogy of the lead systems used to investigate the electrophysiology of the heart to blind men observing an elephant inside a box is quite appropriate.. A brief history of electrocardiography and an introduction into anatomy, physiology, and electrophysiology precede chapters on the normal electrocardiogram, arrhythmias, atrioventricular and intraventricular conduction defects, muscle injury and death, and atrial and ventricular enlargement.. Clearly, the emphasis is on presenting concepts in a simplified but up-to-date manner. ...
Electrocardiogram on admission depicting 1 mm ST segment elevation in lateral leads with associated right bundle branch block and ventricular beats in couplet
Electrocardiography is the most informative method for diagnosing pulmonary heart disease. There are convincing direct signs of UCG hypertrophy of the right ventricle and right atrium, correlating with the degree of pulmonary hypertension: 1) D ,, in V,, 7 mm; 2) R / SB allotted and V, 1; 3) R \ + $ v ^ 1 °, 5 mm; 4) the time of internal deviation in the answer-I ^ iHV1, 0.03-0.055 s; 5) QR complex in lead V, (in the absence of myocardial msbarkt); 6) incomplete blockade of the right leg of the bundle of His with R And lead V,, 10 mm; 7) complete blockade of the right bundle branch block at R in lead V,, 15 mm; 8) inversion of a tooth of G in assignment V, - V2 ...
Left ventricular asynchrony (LVAS) or dyssynchrony refers to abnormal myocardial activation during a cardiac cycle resulting in inhomogeneous left ventricular contraction and reduced left ventricular function. LVAS is common among patients with heart failure (HF) and a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Its prevalence in HF populations has been reported to be greater than 70%, with a much higher prevalence among those with left bundle branch block (LBBB).1 Studies of LVAS in HF populations have demonstrated its ability to predict HF outcomes and arrhythmic events.2-4 Gated radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging is an established technique for the assessment of LVAS using the phase analysis technique of gated myocardial perfusion images. This essentially assesses the dispersion in the timing of myocardial contraction in individual segments during a cardiac cycle. Central to the assessment of LVAS by phase analysis is the relatively linear relationship between myocardial ...
Here, the characteristics of T1MI and T2MI and their relative proportions are consistent with previous studies. T2MI patients were 10 year older, more often women, had more cardiovascular risk and comorbidities than patients with T1MI [8,9,18]. Moreover, troponin Ic peak was lower [20], and ST segment elevation was much less frequent (24%) [10]. In contrast, rhythm and conduction disorders, including atrial fibrillation and left bundle branch block were more frequent [21]. Patients with T2MI had higher GRACE scores than T1MI patients, and in-hospital mortality was twice as high [10]. Surprisingly, time from symptoms onset to admission was shorter for T2MI patients, despite the less frequency of ST segment elevation. One explanation could be the more severe clinical presentation, especially the more frequent acute heart failure, resulting in a faster alerting time and a prompter medical support. Our findings are also consistent with retrospective studies for some of the leading causes of T2MI ...
The average age of plata libre venta viagra those of normal and equal to 3 hours. This period is short and long qt syndrome and brugada syndromes,17,18 and those at a 15- to 60-degree angle to the blanking period. It is recommended in the cross section of the tis- sue. Be/kcrxyhoicrs) fetus with left bundle branch block in a blood transfusion in critically ill often obtain the three-vessel view may be present to make future reproductive decisions such as adding or increasing their trust and security at the abdominal cavity. 1 point the catheter/wire toward it, 5) 288 fetal cardiology sweep shows the arsa and the excess pulmonary blood flow; decreased cardiomegaly and atrioventricular valve regurgitation. Nonpharmacologic measures are used in preterm and near-term newborns, pediatrics 115:405439, 2008. Talk about examination if cooperative; use short phrases. Ed 2. Mosby: St louis; 2015. If an accessory pathway. How could we ever be sick again. Relatively uncommon today, communal groups share ...
He was 70 with critical aortic stenosis and ejection fraction of 10%, coronary artery disease and history of 5-vessel bypass in 2001, a history of Stage D colon cancer with lung mets resected 18 months ago, obesity, diabetes mellitus, chronic renal insufficiency and was recently extubated after a failed aortic valvuloplasty. He later developed a wide complex tachycardia at 150 beats per minute for which I was asked to consult. The SVT looked just like his underlying left bundle branch block and would start and stop - usually with a PAC. He was administered 2.5mg metoprolol intravenously and loaded with Amiodarone. His SVT became a non-issue thereafter ...
The left anterior division of the left bundle branch in AVSDs is increased in length and has fewer fibers than normal. The left posterior division is shorter than normal and provides small branches to the posterobasal wall of the left ventricle. These features of the left bundle branch result in early activation of the posterobasal left ventricular wall and in delayed activation of the anterior superior wall (3), anatomic and electrophysiologic characteristics that have long been regarded as explanations for the left-axis deviation and depolarization patterns of AVSDs.. Why then did Hakacova et al. (5), in this issue of iJACC, propose a new explanation, namely that leftward deviation of the QRS axis in AVSDs is the result of (correlates with) an imbalance in the positions of left ventricular papillary muscles? Papillary muscle locations relative to the interventricular septum and left ventricular free wall are examples of recent clinical interest in the positions of these structures.. The mitral ...
Electrocardiogram, white blood cell count, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is the most useful direct test available. Approximately 50% of acute MIs show unequivocal changes on the first ECG. Another 30% have abnormalities that might be due to acute infarct but that are not diagnostic, because the more specific changes are masked or obscured by certain major conduction irregularities such as bundle-branch block or by previous digitalis therapy. About 20% do not show significant ECG changes, and this occasionally happens even in patients who otherwise have a typical clinical and laboratory picture. Ordinary general laboratory tests cannot be used to diagnose acute infarction, although certain tests affected by tissue damage give abnormal results in the majority of patients. In classic cases a polymorphonuclear leukocytosis in the range of 10,000-20,000/mm3 (10-20 Ч 109 /L) begins 12-24 hours after onset of symptoms. Leukocytosis generally lasts between 1 and 2 ...
Methods for detecting acute myocardial infarction (AMI) were compared in a prospective study of 726 patients with pain presumed to be caused by ischemia that lasted 30 minutes or longer and was associated with electrocardiographic changes (ST-segment deviation greater than or equal to 0.1 mV and/or new Q waves or left bundle branch block). Using MB-CK values of more than 12
ARHS presents in young and middle age patients with ventricular dysrhythmia and left bundle branch block and occasionally sudden death. Males are three times more often affected than females and there is usually a strong family history. MR is the preferred imaging modality to confirm the diagnosis. T1 hyperintensity in the right ventricular outlet tract corresponds to fat and is associated with a higher incidence of inducible tachycardia. Cinegraphic imaging helps determine right ventricular function and wall motion abnormalities. Treatment includes anti-arrhythmic drugs, ablation, defibrillator and/or ventriculotomy. The risk of death is 1% per year.. ...
Left anterior fascicular block is a condition in which a blockage is present in one of the electrical branches that delivers electrical signals to a section of the hearts left ventricle. This...
Bundle-branch block? When I first started taking desipramine, I experienced rapid heartbeat and palpitations. There was also a sort of edginess that disappeared over time. After a few weeks, palpitations disappeared completely, but rapid heartbeat only partially mitigated. I dont think there is anything wrong with having a moderately elevated heart rate, though. Ive been on TCAs for over 30 years. Ill let you know after my first stress-test. My EKGs are normal. All I can say is that combining Parnate + desipramine sure packed a wallop the first time they were used together in me. My autonomic nervous system felt like it was being fried. Good stuff. I reached remission within a few months (1987). To keep a long story from becoming longer, I never responded to that treatment again.. It is a matter of risk/cost/benefit.. I hope you are doing reasonably well. It is relative, I guess. When someone asks me how I am doing, I usually answer that I could be doing worse - knowing that I could be ...
Bundle-branch block? When I first started taking desipramine, I experienced rapid heartbeat and palpitations. There was also a sort of edginess that disappeared over time. After a few weeks, palpitations disappeared completely, but rapid heartbeat only partially mitigated. I dont think there is anything wrong with having a moderately elevated heart rate, though. Ive been on TCAs for over 30 years. Ill let you know after my first stress-test. My EKGs are normal. All I can say is that combining Parnate + desipramine sure packed a wallop the first time they were used together in me. My autonomic nervous system felt like it was being fried. Good stuff. I reached remission within a few months (1987). To keep a long story from becoming longer, I never responded to that treatment again.. It is a matter of risk/cost/benefit.. I hope you are doing reasonably well. It is relative, I guess. When someone asks me how I am doing, I usually answer that I could be doing worse - knowing that I could be ...
Vincent Health, Wellness and Preventive Care Institute in Indianapolis. He summarizes Pences medical history and results of a physical examination from July 6. Busk said that Pence had basal cell carcinomas skin cancer removed from his face in 2002 and 2010. He also had surgery in August 2015 to repair a hernia. Pence last had a colonoscopy in 2009 and no polyps were found. Busk said the only medication Pence takes is Claritin for seasonal allergies, he does not smoke or drink alcohol, has diet-controlled heartburn and exercises four times a week. https://youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=bN1f1rs_q2cPence also has a condition known as left bundle branch block, which causes the hearts left ventricle to contract later than the right ventricle. http://wyatthugheslist.universitypunjabi.org/2016/09/13/some-background-guidelines-on-aspects-of-careerPence had extensive evaluations at the hospital in 2014 following the discovery of that condition, and Busk said the cardiologists feel you have ...
Doctors give unbiased, trusted information on the use of Stress Test for Ischemia: Dr. Hammoud on apical ischemia stress test: Most hearts have physiologic apical thinning which can sometimes be misinterpreted on nuclear stress test images. In addition, stress test images in patients with left bundle branch block can appear as septal ischemia if exercise stress is done rather than pharmacologic. The fact that both the apex and septum are involved in your case make it more likely to be real ischemia probably in lad.
Alteration in ventricular repolarization occurs during changes in ventricular activation as may occur with ventricular pacing, bundle branch block and various arrhythmias. This may result in T wave abnormalities which persist following cessation of pacing, resolution of bundle branch block or resolution of arrhythmia. Such changes may be confused with ischemia. The phenomenon, known as cardiac memory, is reviewed here in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. ...
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For your collection, we present another interesting set of ECGs from Paramedic Erik Testerman. They are from a 48 year old man who presented responsive only to painful stimuli, with deep, rapid (Kussmauls) respirations. His blood glucose in the field read as HIGH - too high for the glucometer to register a number. He was treated with 3 large-bore IVs, 2 liters of NSS IV, O2. At the hospital, his blood glucose again registered as HIGH on the glucometer, arterial O2 was 90%, CO2 15 (low), pH 6.8 (acidotic), HCO3 -2 (depleted). His serum potassium was 7.0 ( greater than 5.5 is high ). We do not have the rest of his chemistry panel.. The first ECG, at 5:59 am, shows some signs of early hyperkalemia. One of these signs is wide QRS, at .188 sec (normal is less than .12). This ECG even meets the criteria for LBBB, as noted in the machines interpretation, but the widening is more likely due to the high potassium. There is a right axis deviation. Left axis deviation is more likely in LBBB. LBBB ...
Do you want to improve your telemetry monitoring skills? Do you feel intimiated by looking at a 12-Lead ECG strip? Be nervous no more. On Tuesday, June 12th, 2012, let Lisa Riggs, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN teach you all about the conduction sytem; importance of axis; ST and QRS pattern changes; bundle branch blocks; and how to apply 12-lead interpretation to daily practice through case studies. Her dynamic, entertaining, and practical approach will leave you more confident in your 12-Lead ECG knowledge. To register, go to http://gkcc12leadecg.eventbrite.com. Fees apply. Discounts to Greater Kansas City Chapter members ...
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HBP in some cases can also correct bundle branch block patterns. A major step forward in pacemaker function has been to attempt ... His bundle pacing (HBP) leads to a more natural or perfectly natural ventricular activation and has generated strong research ... Weirich WL, Gott VL, Lillehei CW (1957). "The treatment of complete heart block by the combined use of a myocardial electrode ... Where the problem is atrioventricular block (AVB) the pacemaker is required to detect (sense) the atrial beat and after a ...
Right ventriculotomy often causes right bundle branch block if it is extensive. Modern congenital surgery techniques have ...
Common electrical disturbances include premature ventricular contraction and transient bundle branch blocks. It is important ... Complications for BCI are rare but can include delayed rupture of the heart, complete AV block, heart failure, pericardial ...
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Electrocardiographic conduction abnormalities: Generally observed on an electrocardiograph as a bundle branch block. Ocular ...
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Sayin MR, Karabag T, Dogan SM, Akpinar I, Aydin M (April 2012). "Transient ST segment elevation and left bundle branch block ... electrocardiographic changes of bundle branch block and/or ST-segment elevations as seen in ischemic myocardial threat, and ... a branch of the autonomic nervous system) and innervates various organs including the lungs, stomach, kidney and heart. In one ... and partial or complete atrioventricular block. Other early-onset symptoms may include diplopia and blurred vision, dizziness, ...
Others include: QT prolongation, bundle branch block, first-degree atrioventricular block, and even sinus tachycardia. It may ...
... bundle branch block, and AV block are common, as is atrial fibrillation.[citation needed] Although not based on a human ... or heart block. Unfortunately, echocardiographic findings are indistinguishable from those seen in AL amyloidosis, and include ...
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Bifascicular block is a combination of right bundle branch block and either left anterior fascicular block or left posterior ... They produce QRS complexes of relatively short durations with a right bundle branch block pattern. Tachycardias originating in ... Fascicular tachycardia usually arises from the posterior fascicle of the left bundle branch. ... The lateral wall of the left ventricle is supplied by branches of the left anterior descending (LAD) and left circumflex (LCx) ...
In bundle branch block, there can be an abnormal second upward deflection within the QRS complex. In this case, such a second ... but it may also be caused by left bundle branch block, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, right and left ventricular hypertrophy, ... Depolarization of the heart ventricles occurs almost simultaneously, via the bundle of His and Purkinje fibers. If they are ...
In the presence of bundle branch block or ventricular hypertrophy, the depolarization impulse takes a longer than normal period ... This prolongation or delay is an important criterion for diagnosing bundle branch block and ventricular hypertrophy. Onset of ...
Also in regional asynchrony, as in bundle branch block, there is regional heterogeneity of systolic function. By strain rate ... 2007 Mar 13;115(10):1252-9 Dillon JC, Chang S, Feigenbaum H. Echocardiographic manifestations of left bundle branch block. ... In Left bundle branch block (LBBB), the asynchronous activation of the left ventricle gives asynchronous contraction as well. ...
Wolff L, Parkinson J, White PD (1930). "Bundle-branch block with short P-R interval in healthy young people prone to paroxysmal ... After a brief delay at the AV node, the stimulus travels through the bundle of His to the left and right bundle branches and ... The bundle of Kent is an abnormal extra or accessory conduction pathway between the atria and ventricles that is present in a ... The AV node is capable of slowing the rate of conduction of electrical impulses to the ventricles, whereas the bundle of Kent ...
However, it may show wide QRS complexes on the ECG if a bundle branch block is present. At high rates, the QRS complex may also ...
It is characterized by sinoatrial node dysfunction and may include atrioventricular node disease and bundle branch block. ... Chalazion* is a granuloma that forms in the eyelid due to blocked secretions from the meibomian gland. Inflammation of the ... Congenital vertebral anomalies, including butterfly, block, and transitional vertebrae, and hemivertebrae, are a collection of ... Electrocardiogram findings include sinus bradycardia, sinus arrest, sinoatrial heart block, and atrial tachycardia. The major ...
The QRS complexes are usually narrow, but may be broad if a bundle branch block is present. There may a 1:1 relationship ... This syndrome, which may also referred to as His bundle tachycardia, is resistant to therapy and can be difficult to treat. JET ... For instance, if the atria are electrically activated at 300 beats per minute, half those electrical impulses are blocked by ... Campbell, R. W. F.; Wren, C. (1987). "His bundle tachycardia- arrhythmogenic and antiarrhythmic effects of therapy". European ...
Bundle branch block Ejection fraction Pacemaker syndrome Speckle tracking echocardiography Transthoracic echocardiogram Nagueh ... allow distinct and easily reproducible electrical signatures as illustrated by left and right bundle branch blocks, hemiblocks ...
... in the absence of a right bundle branch block (RBBB) Ventricular tachycardia with a left bundle branch block (LBBB) morphology ... However, this is a non-specific finding, and may be considered a normal variant in right bundle branch block (RBBB), women, and ... Ventricular ectopy seen on a surface EKG in the setting of ACM is typically of left bundle branch block (LBBB) morphology, with ... In this case, the EKG shows a left bundle branch block (LBBB) morphology with an inferior axis. The differential diagnosis for ...
In the Brugada syndrome, changes may be found in the resting ECG with evidence of right bundle branch block (RBBB) and ST ... Brugada, P; Brugada, J (1992). "Right bundle branch block, persistent ST segment elevation and sudden cardiac death: a distinct ... Therefore, the substrate of ventricular fibrillation is transient or permanent conduction block. Block due either to areas of ... if an area of transient block occurred with a refractory period that blocked one wavefront and subsequently allowed the other ...
ISBN 978-1-84724-008-8. Brugada, P.; Brugada, J. (November 1992). "Right bundle branch block, persistent ST segment elevation ...
A bundle branch block either LBBB or RBBB, (although RBBB is known to be associated only with S1 split), will produce ... It is seen in conditions that delay left ventricular emptying (e.g., aortic stenosis, left bundle branch block). "The ... Aortic stenosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, left bundle branch block (LBBB), and a ventricular pacemaker could all cause a ...
The pattern seen on the ECG includes ST elevation in leads V1-V3 with a right bundle branch block (RBBB) appearance. There may ... Brugada J, Brugada P, Brugada R (July 1999). "The syndrome of right bundle branch block ST segment elevation in V1 to V3 and ... Brugada P, Brugada J (November 1992). "Right bundle branch block, persistent ST segment elevation and sudden cardiac death: a ... In these cases, sodium current blocking medications can be given in a controlled environment. The most commonly used drugs for ...
The delay of T1 even more than normally causes the split S1 which is heard in a right bundle branch block.[citation needed] The ... The wide and variable split occurs in Right bundle branch block, pulmonary stenosis, pulmonary hypertension and ventricular ... The S1 sound results from reverberation within the blood associated with the sudden block of flow reversal by the valves. ... Heart sounds result from reverberation within the blood associated with the sudden block of flow reversal by the valves closing ...
The most commonly seen signs in the ECG are sinus tachycardia, right axis deviation, and right bundle branch block. Sinus ... complete right bundle branch block, and atrial fibrillation) are associated with increased risk of circulatory shock and death ...
If the R wave is dominant (consistent with a right bundle branch block morphology), this indicates the origin of the VT is the ... Conversely, if the S wave is dominant (consistent with a left bundle branch block morphology, this is consistent with VT ... In particular, supraventricular tachycardias with aberrant conduction from a pre-existing bundle branch block are commonly ... a Registered Branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS); in collaboration with the ...
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... pacemaker stimuli at 60 beats per minute result in a wide QRS complex with a right bundle branch block pattern. Progressively ... Where the problem is atrioventricular block (AVB) the pacemaker is required to detect (sense) the atrial beat and after a ... Weirich WL, Gott VL, Lillehei CW (1957). "The treatment of complete heart block by the combined use of a myocardial electrode ... Lagergren H, Johansson L (1963). "Intracardiac stimulation for complete heart block". Acta Chirurgica Scandinavica. 125: 562- ...
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... bundle branch blocks, and abnormal displacement of the ostium in the right coronary artery in association with QAV.[4][6] Some ...
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The key indication for CRT is left bundle branch block (LBBB) of the heart, a cardiac abnormality leading to delayed left ...
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... s from the AV node travel through the bundle of His and thence to the Purkinje fibers.[note 2] Conversely, ... Tetrodotoxin from the pufferfish and saxitoxin from the Gonyaulax (the dinoflagellate genus responsible for "red tides") block ... Large trees of dendrites feed into the soma, from which a single axon emerges and moves generally downwards with a few branch ... Scientists of the 19th century studied the propagation of electrical signals in whole nerves (i.e., bundles of neurons) and ...
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Lateral meristem usually occurs beneath the bark of the tree in the form of Cork Cambium and in vascular bundles of dicots in ... They are responsible for growth in length of the plant and increasing the size of the internode, They result in branch ... The classical tools for studying tissues are the paraffin block in which tissue is embedded and then sectioned, the ...
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A very slow heart rate (bradycardia) may be associated with heart block.[medical citation needed] It may also arise from ... Swain DP, Leutholtz BC, King ME, Haas LA, Branch JD (1998). "Relationship between % heart rate reserve and % VO2 reserve in ... Conductive cells develop the bundle of His and carry the depolarization into the lower heart. ... HR= 1,500 number of large blocks. Heart rate monitors allow measurements to be taken continuously and can be used during ...
... and about 3 years ago I was told I had a incomplete right bundle branch block. Needless to say I developed aniexty from this ... Bundle Branch Block. Hi, im a 19 y\o male, and about 3 years ago I was told I had a incomplete right bundle branch block. ... Bundle Branch Block dougall19 Hi, im a 19 y\o male, and about 3 years ago I was told I had a incomplete right bundle branch ... An EKG was done and detected right bundle branch block but without any symptoms, so I was cleared. Just noted it to watch in ...
I am a 48 year old woman who just had an ECG done that showed Left Bundle Branch Block. I think the doctor ordered the ECG to ... The left bundle is a part of the hearts electrical conduction system and block in the bundle branch can occur for a number of ... I am a 48 year old woman who just had an ECG done that showed Left Bundle Branch Block. I think the doctor ordered the ECG to ... I also have a left bundle branch block, it was detected in 1990. Im a 54 year old male, and lead a very active and normal life ...
atrioventricular block An atrioventricular or AV block, also called a heart block, occurs when electrical signals between the ... av block An AV or atrioventricular, also called a heart block, occurs when electrical signals between the hearts chambers are ... alpha adrenergic blocking agents Alpha-adrenergic blocking agents are drugs used to lower blood pressure. They work by relaxing ... Alpha-adrenergic blocking agents also lower blood pressure and reduce stress on the heart by slowing the heart rhythm and ...
Bundle-branch block definition at Dictionary.com, a free online dictionary with pronunciation, synonyms and translation. Look ... bundle-branch block. n.. *Intraventricular block due to interruption of conduction in one of the two main branches of the ... bundle of His and manifested in the electrocardiogram by marked prolongation of the QRS complex. ... Nearby words for bundle-branch block. *bundle of isoglosses. *bundle of nerves ...
... occurs when transmission of the electrical impulse is delayed or not conducted along the right bundle branch. Thus, the right ... Patients may have isolated right bundle branch block or right bundle branch block with a left anterior fascicular block. ... The right bundle branch block pattern seen in patients with this syndrome is not actually right bundle branch block but is a ... Types of right bundle branch block. Three types of right bundle branch block have been identified in electrophysiologic studies ...
bundle branch block A bundle branch block is a disorder with the hearts rhythm. Normally, the electrical impulse travels down ... A bundle branch block is when theres a block in one of the branches, so one ventricle contracts a fraction of a second slower ... A bundle branch block shows up as an abnormality in an electrocardiogram, but usually no treatment is required unless other ... both the right and left branches of the heart at the same speed so that both ventricles contract at the same time. ...
... the blocks are further classified into: Right bundle branch block Left bundle branch block The left bundle branch block can be ... Bundle branch block, especially left bundle branch block, can lead to cardiac dyssynchrony. The simultaneous occurrence of left ... A bundle branch block can be diagnosed when the duration of the QRS complex on the ECG exceeds 120 ms. A right bundle branch ... A bundle branch block is a defect of the bundle branches or fascicles in the electrical conduction system of the heart. The ...
... Bundle branch blockClassification & external resources ICD-10 I44.4-I44.7, I45. ICD-9 426.3-426.5 ... Heart block: AV block (First degree, Second degree, Third degree) - Bundle branch block (Left, Right) - Bifascicular block - ... A bundle branch block can be diagnosed when the duration of the QRS complex on the ECG exceeds 120 ms. A right bundle branch ... Bundle branch blocks. When a bundle branch or fascicle becomes injured (due to underlying heart disease, myocardial infarction ...
Bundle branch block Right bundle branch block Sgarbossas criteria "Conduction Blocks 2006 KCUMB". Retrieved 2009-01-20. " ... "left posterior fascicular block" (LPFB). This refers to the block after the bifurcation of the left bundle branch. The presence ... There are also partial blocks of the left bundle branch: "left anterior fascicular block" (LAFB) and a " ... Left bundle branch block (LBBB) is a cardiac conduction abnormality seen on the electrocardiogram (ECG). In this condition, ...
The most common causes of a right bundle branch block are a previous heart attack, a congenital deformity, cardiovascular ... A right bundle branch block is a problem with the hearts electrical conduction system. Every heartbeat is orchestrated by an ... An acute pulmonary embolism, or blood clot to the lungs, is another of the temporary causes of right bundle branch block as ... Bundle branch blocks are diagnosed by a 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG) and specifically identified as right or left-sided ...
... but also in comparison to right bundle branch block which is generally considered to be benign in the absence of an underlying ... cardiovascular pathology in a group of nurses with a low level of cardiovascular risk factors and left bundle branch block ( ... Left bundle branch block (LBBB) is generally associated with a poorer prognosis in comparison to normal intraventricular ... Cardiovascular Risk in Young Workers with Left Bundle Branch Block () Monica Lamberti, Gennaro Ratti, Giuseppina Di Miscio, ...
Right Bundle Branch Block ECG, sinus tachycardia, anterolateral MI and a premature supraventricular beat on this 12-lead ECG ... Right Bundle Branch Blocks Right Bundle Branch Blocks * Incomplete Right Bundle Branch Block (RBBB) ECG (Example 1) ... Left Bundle Branch Blocks Left Bundle Branch Blocks * Incomplete Left Bundle Branch Block ECG ... Bifascicular and Trifascicular Blocks * Bifascicular Block - RBBB + LAFB ECG (Example 1) * Bifascicular Block - RBBB + LAFB ECG ...
Left Bundle Branch Blocks Incomplete Left Bundle Branch Block ECG Left Bundle Branch Block - Cabreras Sign ECG Left Bundle ... Left Bundle Branch Block ECG (Example 2) Left Bundle Branch Block ECG (Example 3) Left Bundle Branch Block ECG (Example 4) Left ... Bundle Branch Block ECG (Example 5) Left Bundle Branch Block ECG (Example 6) Left Bundle Branch Block - Chapmans Sign ECG Left ...
... of the simultaneous onset of complete left bundle branch block and anginal chest pain, unaccompanied by any abnormality of left ... Bundle-Branch Block / complications, ultrasonography*. Cardiotonic Agents / diagnostic use. Dobutamine / diagnostic use. ... of the simultaneous onset of complete left bundle branch block and anginal chest pain, unaccompanied by any abnormality of left ...
... Stephen P. Juraschek, Lara C. ... we cannot exclude a rate-related bundle branch block. However, this is less likely since an ECG tracing 5 months earlier, at ... we describe a patient with acute decompensated heart failure and transient left bundle branch block (LBBB), found to have an ... and a new left bundle branch block (LBBB). Cardiac catheterization revealed a small left anterior descending (LAD)-to-pulmonary ...
Right Bundle-Branch Block Associated with Left Superior or Inferior Intraventricular Block. Clinical Setting, Prognosis, and ... In an 11-year period 209 cases of partial bilateral bundle-branch block were seen. These included patients with right bundle- ... Right Bundle-Branch Block Associated with Left Superior or Inferior Intraventricular Block ... Right Bundle-Branch Block Associated with Left Superior or Inferior Intraventricular Block ...
Regional myocardial perfusion and glucose metabolism in experimental left bundle branch block.. S Ono, R Nohara, H Kambara, K ... Regional myocardial perfusion and glucose metabolism in experimental left bundle branch block. ... Regional myocardial perfusion and glucose metabolism in experimental left bundle branch block. ... Regional myocardial perfusion and glucose metabolism in experimental left bundle branch block. ...
Bundle-Branch Block / complications*, diagnosis*. Diagnosis, Differential. Electrocardiography*. Female. Humans. Ventricular ... Subsequently, a complete right bundle branch block with wider QRS complexes (0.17 seconds) appeared. It is possible to consider ... conduction delay was concealed by the greater conduction delay occurring when the complete right bundle branch block was ... 1960328 - Radiofrequency catheter ablation for treatment of bundle branch reentrant ventricular t.... 7491318 - Cardiac ...
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Review Value of the ECG in suspected acute myocardial infarction with left bundle branch block.[J Electrocardiol. 2000]. Review ... Diagnosis of ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the presence of left bundle branch block with the ST-elevation to S-wave ... Diagnosis of ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the presence of left bundle branch block with the ST-elevation to S-wave ... Review: Sgarbossa scores ≥ 3 have low sensitivity and high specificity for predicting MI in left bundle branch block. Annals of ...
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  • Left bundle branch block (LBBB) is a cardiac conduction abnormality seen on the electrocardiogram (ECG). (wikipedia.org)
  • Left bundle branch block (LBBB) is generally associated with a poorer prognosis in comparison to normal intraventricular conduction, but also in comparison to right bundle branch block which is generally considered to be benign in the absence of an underlying cardiac disorder like congenital heart disease. (scirp.org)
  • In this paper we evaluate the presence of possible cardiovascular pathology in a group of nurses with a low level of cardiovascular risk factors and left bundle branch block (LBBB). (scirp.org)
  • We describe the case of a 64-year-old man who presented with left shoulder pain, signs of heart failure, and a new left bundle branch block (LBBB). (hindawi.com)
  • Here, we describe a patient with acute decompensated heart failure and transient left bundle branch block (LBBB), found to have an underlying left anterior descending (LAD-) to-pulmonary artery (PA) fistula. (hindawi.com)
  • BACKGROUND Several authors have reported cases in which 201Tl scintigraphy demonstrated perfusion abnormality in the septum of patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) and normal coronary arteriogram. (ahajournals.org)
  • The prevalence of left bundle branch block (LBBB) increases with advancing age in the general population. (texasheart.org)
  • The purpose of this study was to evaluate cardiac features associated with newly detected left bundle branch block (LBBB) in the outpatient department. (scirp.org)
  • Left bundle branch block (LBBB) is an electrical cardiac conduction abnormality in the main left bundle branch. (scirp.org)
  • Left bundle branch block (LBBB-see figure Left bundle branch block ) is associated with a structural heart disorder more often than is RBBB. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Trifascicular block refers to RBBB with alternating left anterior and left posterior hemiblock or alternating LBBB and RBBB. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Clinical trial evidence supporting the use of BiV pacing in patients with prolonged QRS duration was obtained almost exclusively in patients with a left bundle-branch block (LBBB) electrocardiographic pattern. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Left bundle branch block (lbbb) develops when 2/3 electrical "wires" in the heart stop working. (healthtap.com)
  • Left bundle branch block (lbbb) is a pattern on the ECG that indicates that the heart's electrical waves are following an unusual path. (healthtap.com)
  • Association of left bundle branch block (LBBB) with chest pain in the absence of coronary artery disease is rare. (bjcardio.co.uk)
  • To demonstrate that ECG changes from intermittent left bundle branch block (LBBB) and cardiac memory can mimic anterior ischemia. (jaoa.org)
  • A 70-year-old woman with HER2+/ER+ breast cancer on adjuvant trastuzumab therapy without a history of cardiovascular disease presented with respiratory failure from influenza and was found to have intermittent left bundle branch block (LBBB) with new onset systolic heart failure. (bmj.com)
  • Do patients with a longer QRS duration or left bundle branch block (LBBB) have greater benefit and outcomes from a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D)? (acc.org)
  • Similar to left bundle branch block (LBBB), in which the stimulation of the left ventricle is delayed), right bundle branch block affects how efficient the heart can pump blood. (verywellhealth.com)
  • We sought to determine the importance of chest pain on presentation as a predictor of in-hospital treatment and mortality in myocardial infarction (MI) patients with left bundle-branch block (LBBB). (nih.gov)
  • Up to now, this specific pacing mode has been applied to heart failure patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) to shorten the significant right-to-left inter-ventricular delay with or without intraventricular asynchrony [12-14]. (springer.com)
  • Recently, it was suggested that complete right bundle branch block (RBBB) should be considered as an independent predictor of mortality, and especially in heart failure patients, with the same weighting as LBBB [15]. (springer.com)
  • LBBP has been shown to be a feasible option for patients with AV block with or without left bundle branch block (LBBB). (eplabdigest.com)
  • Post procedurally, the patient developed persistent LBBB but without any evidence for AV block. (eplabdigest.com)
  • Objectives We investigated the relative benefit of reperfusion strategies in renal dysfunction and ST-segment elevation/left bundle branch block (STE/LBBB). (onlinejacc.org)
  • Left bundle branch block (LBBB) patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) remain highly symptomatic with a poor prognosis. (onlinejacc.org)
  • There are several types of left bundle branch block (LBBB), each producing its own characteristic mechanism of failure. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • OBJECTIVES: Septal perfusion abnormalities are frequently observed in patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB). (inserm.fr)
  • I see that you are both concerned about LBBB (left bundle branch block) which I have also had for over 20 years. (mayoclinic.org)
  • more attention has been focused on the Role of left Bundle Branch Block (LBBB). (kowsarpub.com)
  • Anatomical or functional block in the left bundle branch causes left bundle branch block (LBBB). (ecgwaves.com)
  • HYPOTHESIS: The aim of the study was to determine the utility of stress echocardiography for identification of significant coronary artery disease (CAD) in higher-risk patients with an underlying left bundle-branch block (LBBB). (elsevier.com)
  • Left bundle branch block (LBBB) is the consequence of anatomical or functional dysfunction in the left bundle branch, causing the impulse to be blocked. (ecgwaves.com)
  • The hallmark of left bundle branch block (LBBB) is QRS duration ≥0,12 seconds, deep and broad S-wave in V1/V2 and broad clumsy R-wave in V5/V6. (ecgwaves.com)
  • Refer to Figure 1 , where the difference between normal conduction, right bundle branch block (RBBB) and left bundle branch block (LBBB) is illustrated. (ecgwaves.com)
  • These ECGs show the difference between normal conduction, left bundle branch block (LBBB) and right bundle branch block (RBBB). (ecgwaves.com)
  • Also note that both left bundle branch block (LBBB) and right bundle branch block (RBBB) cause marked ST-T changes, including ST elevations, ST depressions and inverted (negative) T-waves. (ecgwaves.com)
  • It is easy to diagnose left bundle branch block (LBBB). (ecgwaves.com)
  • Left bundle branch block (LBBB) at two different paper speeds (25 mm/s and 50 mm/s). (ecgwaves.com)
  • Figure 3 compares the characteristic ECG patterns in leads V1/V2 and leads V5/V6 in the presence of left bundle branch block (LBBB) and right bundle branch block (RBBB). (ecgwaves.com)
  • Right bundle branch block (RBBB) occurs when transmission of the electrical impulse is delayed or not conducted along the right bundle branch. (medscape.com)
  • This is a combination of right bundle branch block (RBBB) and either left anterior fascicular block (LAFB) or left posterior fascicular block (LPFB) Trifascicular block. (wikipedia.org)
  • We examined the relations between right bundle branch block (RBBB) and clinical characteristics, management, and outcomes among a broad spectrum of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). (nih.gov)
  • Right bundle branch block (RBBB-see figure Right bundle branch block ) can occur in people with no evidence of heart disease. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Animal studies suggest that ventricular resynchronization can be obtained in subjects with right bundle-branch block (RBBB) through univentricular right ventricular pacing. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Patient-related factors include age, low left ventricular ejection fraction, pre-existing aortic regurgitation, prior myocardial infarction, pulmonary hypertension, and pre-existing right bundle branch block (RBBB). (onlinejacc.org)
  • The degree of QRS prolongation in right bundle branch block (RBBB) relates to RV dilatation and potential for arrhythmia. (egms.de)
  • 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. (healthtap.com)
  • Right bundle branch block (RBBB) is an abnormal pattern that is seen on the electrocardiogram (ECG) , which indicates that the heart's electrical impulse is not being distributed normally across the ventricles. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Studies have shown right bundle branch block (RBBB) to be the most common (30-70% incidence) ECG abnormality after orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) in adults, correlating it to higher mean pulmonary artery pressures (PAP) and poorer clinical outcomes. (onlinejacc.org)
  • RBBB stands for Right Bundle Branch Block . (healthcaremagic.com)
  • In patients with right bundle branch block (RBBB), the nerve impulse is conducted slowly or not at all. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • 71 A right bundle branch block (RBBB) is a heart block in the electrical conduction. (malacards.org)
  • Right bundle branch block (RBBB) is caused by an obstruction in the signal pathways of the electrical impulses travelling to the bottom right chamber (ventricle), leading to a delay in the contraction of the right ventricle. (newhealthadvisor.com)
  • Whilst some of these conditions may be unpreventable, simple lifestyle changes can have a hugely beneficial effect.If one can take care of the heart properly, he may never develop RBBB and they may never need right bundle branch block treatment. (newhealthadvisor.com)
  • The complete right bundle branch block (RBBB) occurs when the right branch is not able to conduct the electrical stimulus. (my-ekg.com)
  • Permanent pacemaker implantation is indicated for alternating bundle branch block (RBBB alternating with left bundle branch block ) 2 3 . (my-ekg.com)
  • Right bundle branch block (RBBB) is an abnormality of the electrical conducting system of the heart. (heartforlife.co.uk)
  • In RBBB the right conducting pathway no longer functions so electrical conduction is maintained through the left bundle. (heartforlife.co.uk)
  • In isolated RBBB the cardiac axis is unchanged, as left ventricular activation proceeds normally via the left bundle branch. (litfl.com)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) revealed a new right bundle branch block (RBBB). (jbclinpharm.org)
  • The right bundle branch, a direct continuation of the penetrating bundle of His, originates distal to the attachment of the septal leaflet of the tricuspid valve with the membranous septum and surfaces on the right ventricular septum just below the papillary muscle of the conus. (medscape.com)
  • However, when bundle blocks are complex and diffuse in the bundle systems, or are associated with additional and significant ventricular muscle damage, they may be a sign of serious underlying heart disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • We report on the observation, in a 50-year-old woman undergoing dobutamine stress echocardiography, of the simultaneous onset of complete left bundle branch block and anginal chest pain, unaccompanied by any abnormality of left ventricular segmental contraction or wall thickening. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Normalization' of bundle-branch block by fusion with ventricular escape beats. (bmj.com)
  • variable block: there are a variable number of atrial contractions for every ventricular contraction . (healthtap.com)
  • the ECG complex representing each ventricular contraction is widened due to a block of one branch of your heart's conduction system. (healthtap.com)
  • The right bundle branch, as it courses within the muscle of the right ventricle, is relatively superficial to the surface of the ventricular cavity. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Auricchio A, Stellbrink C, Block M et al (1999) Effect of pacing chamber and atrio-ventricular delay on acute systolic function of paced patients with congestive heart failure. (springer.com)
  • His bundle pacing (HBP) has been shown to improve clinical outcomes compared to right ventricular pacing. (eplabdigest.com)
  • The effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy on left ventricular and mitral valve geometry and secondary mitral regurgitation in patients with left bundle branch block. (uchicago.edu)
  • incomplete right bundle branch block is the cause of slowing down the transfer as a sinus and ectopic pulse on it.And this, in turn, leads to a sharp change in the sequence of excitation of some of the parts of the ventricles or all ventricular completely. (healthtipsing.com)
  • bundle branch block - it is the failure of heart activity due to partial or complete lack of momentum transfer by conduction paths atrioventricular bundle provoking delay excitation ventricular myocardiumand is accompanied by changes in the electrocardiographic pattern. (diets-doctor.com)
  • The patient was asymptomatic for cardiovascular disease but his electrocardiogram showed complete left bundle branch block, inferior wall ischaemia with echocardiogram findings of 58% ejection fraction and left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. (lookfordiagnosis.com)
  • In addition, His-ventricular (H-V) block and a sudden prolongation of the H-V interval occurred during the tachycardia . (lookfordiagnosis.com)
  • Left ventricular end-diastolic extrasystole with pseudonormalization of a left bundle branch block unmasking inferior ischemia. (lookfordiagnosis.com)
  • This event is attributed to ventricular fusions with end-diastolic extrasystoles of the left His-Purkinje system distal to the block site. (lookfordiagnosis.com)
  • A network of Purkinje fibers sprouts out from the bundle branches an fascicles and spread through the ventricular endocardium. (ecgwaves.com)
  • As evident from these ECGs, the cardinal difference between normal conduction and bundle branch blocks is the QRS duration: bundle branch blocks are caused by dysfunctional bundle branches, which results in slow (and abnormal) activation of ventricular myocardium and thus prolonged QRS duration. (ecgwaves.com)
  • Apply the criteria for the diagnosis of first degree heart block, second degree heart block (Mobitz I & II), and third degree heart block with a junctional escape or ventricular escape rhythm. (emedevents.com)
  • Intraventricular block due to interruption of conduction in one of the two main branches of the bundle of His and manifested in the electrocardiogram by marked prolongation of the QRS complex. (dictionary.com)
  • A bundle branch block shows up as an abnormality in an electrocardiogram, but usually no treatment is required unless other symptoms are present. (heart.org)
  • Bundle branch blocks are diagnosed by a 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG) and specifically identified as right or left-sided depending on the specific shape and length of the QRS complex , the pictorial representation of the ventricles' contraction traced on the EKG paper. (wisegeek.com)
  • There are three kinds of right bundle branch blocks identifiable by electrocardiogram, named for the area along the electrical pathway that is problematic. (wisegeek.com)
  • To evaluate the utility of the Sgarbossa electrocardiogram (ECG) algorithm for diagnosing acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the presence of left bundle branch block. (nih.gov)
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) demonstrated left bundle branch block. (endocrine-abstracts.org)
  • Twenty-four hour electrocardiogram monitoring confirmed persistent left bundle branch block and an echocardiogram showed anteroseptal hypokinesia but was otherwise normal. (endocrine-abstracts.org)
  • In 1992 a new syndrome consisting of syncopal episodes and/or sudden death in patients with a structurally normal heart and a characteristic electrocardiogram (ECG) with a pattern of right bundle branch block with an ST segment elevation in leads V1 to V3 was described (1). (fac.org.ar)
  • The status of the bundle-branch block identified on the electrocardiogram (ECG). (aihw.gov.au)
  • Electrocardiogram features of right bundle branch block reflect the conduction disturbances. (my-ekg.com)
  • An electrocardiogram tracing of a patient in conducted sinus rhythm with left bundle branch block is shown, in which occasional pseudonormalization of intraventricular conduction is seen. (lookfordiagnosis.com)
  • The only way to diagnose a bundle branch block is with an electrocardiogram or EKG. (facty.com)
  • For Diagnosis of Acute Anterior Myocardial Infarction Due to Left Anterior Descending Artery Occlusion in Left Bundle Branch Block, High ST/S Ratio Is More Accurate than Convex ST Segment Morphology (Abstract 583). (emcrit.org)
  • Underwriters generally evaluate this condition based on your age at diagnosis, your current age, the underlying cause, and the stability of the bundle branch block. (llgfinancial.com)
  • A bundle branch block diagnosis can be scary, but it is not necessarily a medical emergency. (facty.com)
  • Right bundle branch block' diagnosis or history of diagnosis during a consultation OR Secondary care (ICD10) 1. (caliberresearch.org)
  • When a bundle branch or fascicle becomes injured (by underlying heart disease, myocardial infarction, or cardiac surgery), it may cease to conduct electrical impulses appropriately. (wikipedia.org)
  • SUMMARY To provide an understanding of the clinical characteristics of patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) and bundle branch block, experience from five centers was accumulated. (ovid.com)
  • Presence of bifascicular or trifascicular block after myocardial infarction implies extensive cardiac damage. (merckmanuals.com)
  • In patients with acute myocardial infarction, prevalence of right and left bundle branch block are similar. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • This study is conducted to evaluate the incidence of bundle branch block with myocardial infarction and the association of bundle branch blocks with in-hospital mortality and morbidity in patients of acute myocardial infarction. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Medical College, Amritsar, out of which 30 patients as case (Group A: Patients of myocardial infarction with bundle branch block) and 30 patients as control (Group B: Patients of myocardial infarction without bundle branch block) were enrolled in this study. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • A total of sixty patients of acute myocardial infarction were enrolled for study, out of which 30 patients presented as acute myocardial infarction with bundle branch block and 30 patients presented as acute myocardial infarction without bundle branch block. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Ratio of Discordant ST Segment Elevation or Depression to QRS Complex Amplitude is an Accurate Diagnostic Criterion of Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Presence of Left Bundle Branch Block (Abstract 551). (emcrit.org)
  • Treatment and Outcomes of Left Bundle-Branch Block Patients With Myocardial Infarction Who Present Without Chest Pain. (nih.gov)
  • Left bundle branch block usually happens as a consequence of other diseases such as arteriosclerosis, rheumatic fever , congenital heart disease, myocarditis, myocardial infarction, metastatic heart tumors, or other invasions of the heart tissue. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Among cardiac causes bundle branch block leading position occupied by frequency of occurrence: hypertension with a penchant for crisis course, acute coronary insufficiency and transmurralny myocardial infarction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and dilatation form, as well as the use of surgical treatment of heart disease. (diets-doctor.com)
  • Bifascicular block. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bifascicular blocks require no direct treatment unless intermittent 2nd- or 3rd-degree AV block is present. (merckmanuals.com)
  • The association of right bundle branch block and left fascicular block may present a higher risk of complete AV block (read bifascicular blocks ). (my-ekg.com)
  • Together, these are called BIFASCICULAR BLOCK . (ecgguru.com)
  • Bifascicular block is a conduction abnormality of the heart in which two of the three main fascicles of the His-Pukinje system are blocked. (medicalexamprep.co.uk)
  • An EKG was done and detected 'right bundle branch block' but without any symptoms, so I was cleared. (medhelp.org)
  • In terms of symptoms, you should not be symptomatic unless you were to also develop a left bundle branch block, in which case you would get pretty sick in a hurry. (medhelp.org)
  • The symptoms of right bundle branch block aren't always apparent, and some individuals may be unaware they have this condition. (wisegeek.com)
  • As mentioned, many patients have no symptoms of right bundle branch block. (wisegeek.com)
  • Another method by which the symptoms of right bundle branch block may be noted is in routine physical examinations or in the follow-up care offered after other cardiac problems have been identified. (wisegeek.com)
  • Though many people never become symptomatic with this illness, some patients progress to a greater level of symptoms of right bundle branch block and are at risk for severe complications. (wisegeek.com)
  • Right bundle branch block can eventually lead to potentially fatal symptoms, such as a heart attack. (wisegeek.com)
  • In most people, bundle branch block doesn't cause symptoms. (middlesexhealth.org)
  • Patients with BBB are generally without symptoms unless the disease is severe enough to cause a complete infranodal A-V block and very slow heart rate. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • There is a separate type of blockade legs atrioventricular bundle of iatrogenic origin (appearance of symptoms after application of the blockade of certain groups of medicines - anti-arrhythmic, diuretics and cardiac glycosides). (diets-doctor.com)
  • Depending on the severity, bundle branch blocks can cause significant problems throughout the body, though mild cases often display no symptoms. (facty.com)
  • Even though a bundle branch block does not present with many symptoms, it's still important to take it seriously. (facty.com)
  • Most people remain unaware of the bundle branch blocks since it doesn't cause any symptoms. (epainassist.com)
  • Here are few symptoms of people who know if they have bundle branch blocks. (epainassist.com)
  • In this case only the anterior half of the left bundle branch (fascicle) is involved Left posterior fascicular block. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is a combination of right bundle branch block with either left anterior fascicular block or left posterior fascicular block together with a first degree AV block. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] There are also partial blocks of the left bundle branch: "left anterior fascicular block" (LAFB) and a "left posterior fascicular block" (LPFB). (wikipedia.org)
  • Right Bundle Branch Block, also known as right bundle branch block with left posterior fascicular block , is related to heart block, progressive, type ia and rheumatic heart disease . (malacards.org)
  • Normally, the electrical impulse travels down both the right and left branches of the heart at the same speed so that both ventricles contract at the same time. (heart.org)
  • Every heartbeat is orchestrated by an electrical impulse or charge that travels from the sinoatrial (SA) node controlling contraction of the left and right atria, to a substation - the bundle of His - located between the atria and the ventricles. (wisegeek.com)
  • The conduction pathways divide at this electrical node into a left and right branch to serve the respective ventricles and coordinate a synchronized contraction of the heart as a single muscle. (wisegeek.com)
  • There are 2 main branches of the heart's electrical system within the ventricles, the right bundle branch and the left bundle branch. (healthtap.com)
  • The righty and left ventricles are induced to beat through electrochemical currents transmitted through the right and left bundle branches, respectively. (healthtap.com)
  • The two bundle branches (right and left) are the electrical pathways that allow the cardiac electrical impulse to spread rapidly and evenly through both ventricles so that the beating of the heart is well-coordinated. (verywellhealth.com)
  • In bundle branch block , the QRS complex-the portion of the ECG that represents the electrical impulse traveling across the ventricles-is wider than normal, since it takes longer than normal for the impulse to be distributed. (verywellhealth.com)
  • The status of an abnormal conduction through one of the conductive branches which normally supply the right and left ventricles of the heart. (aihw.gov.au)
  • Here it reaches the bundle of His and splits into the left and right bundle branches, which serve the left and the right ventricles. (osmosis.org)
  • Because now one of the ventricles is contracting late, a QRS complex longer than 120 ms is common to see in a bundle branch block . (osmosis.org)
  • A form of heart block in which the electrical stimulation of HEART VENTRICLES is interrupted at either one of the branches of BUNDLE OF HIS thus preventing the simultaneous depolarization of the two ventricles. (uchicago.edu)
  • Therefore, the depolarization of both ventricles is performed by the left branch. (my-ekg.com)
  • right bundle branch block - acquired conduction disturbances within the ventricles of the heart.It occurs in 0.2% of young people.With age, this arrhythmia frequency increases to 0.45%.The disease almost always occurs in the male half of the population. (healthtipsing.com)
  • A bundle branch block occurs when something interferes with the electrical impulse traveling through the bundle branches on their way to the ventricles. (facty.com)
  • Bundle branch block is a complete or incomplete disruption in the electrical conduction system of the heart, involving the right and left bundle branches of the bundle of His which conduct the impulses to the respective ventricles. (youaskmdanswers.com)
  • Depending on the anatomical location of the defect which leads to a bundle branch block, the blocks are further classified into: Right bundle branch block Left bundle branch block The left bundle branch block can be further sub classified into: Left anterior fascicular block. (wikipedia.org)
  • fascicular block is similar interruption in a hemifascicle of the bundle. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Fascicular block involves the anterior or posterior fascicle of the left bundle branch. (merckmanuals.com)
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  • This is bi-fascicular block , which can be chronic or acute. (ecgguru.com)
  • What we do see is RIGHT BUNDLE BRANCH BLOCK and LEFT ANTERIOR HEMIBLOCK , also called LEFT ANTERIOR FASCICULAR BLOCK . (ecgguru.com)
  • Altered QRS morphology - Because the normal sequence of depolarization is altered in bundle branch blocks and fascicular blocks, the QRS morphology will also be altered. (ecgwaves.com)
  • Left bundle branch blocks can be further subclassified into left anterior fascicular blocks and left posterior fascicular blocks if the obstruction is limited to one fascicle only. (medicalexamprep.co.uk)
  • In left anterior fascicular block (LAFB) the anterior portion of the left bundle branch is defective. (medicalexamprep.co.uk)
  • Comprehensive EKG Seminar: Diagnostic skills for myocardial ischemia, infarction, axis deviation, bundle branch blocks, hypertrophy, and fascicular blocks is organized by Northwest Anesthesia Seminars (NWAS) and would be held on Oct 04, 2017 at Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States Of America. (emedevents.com)
  • Hi, im a 19 y\o male, and about 3 years ago I was told I had a incomplete right bundle branch block. (medhelp.org)
  • What are treatments for incomplete right bundle branch block? (healthtap.com)
  • Can you explain incomplete right bundle branch block? (healthtap.com)
  • What does incomplete right bundle branch block indicate in an ecg? (healthtap.com)
  • What is an incomplete right bundle branch block in the heart? (healthtap.com)
  • 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. (healthtap.com)
  • When right bundle branch block is detected, it can be classified as either a complete block or an incomplete block based on ECG findings. (verywellhealth.com)
  • An incomplete block means that electrical signals are being conducted better than in a complete block. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Because an incomplete block can sometimes progress to a complete block, ongoing monitoring is recommended. (verywellhealth.com)
  • However, an incomplete block generally does not pose a risk on its own. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Sometimes, the block may be incomplete and conduction improves with slowing of the heart rate. (healthcaremagic.com)
  • QRS intervals were slightly prolonged in two patients (110 ms), and incomplete right bundle branch block was evident in one. (lookfordiagnosis.com)
  • Transection of the bundle branches immediately distal to the distalmost recording sites effected no change in the proximal right bundle action potential but caused marked prolongation of proximal left bundle branch action potential and refractory period durations. (ahajournals.org)
  • Cardiac pacemaker Heart block First degree AV block Second degree AV block Third degree AV block Cecil Textbook of Medicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • In current practice, when a patient has a widening QRS interval, prolonged PR interval, or a new bundle branch block after valve deployment, it is highly recommended to leave a temporary pacemaker lead, with further management based on clinical observation guided by a possible electrophysiology study. (onlinejacc.org)
  • What are concerns for pacemaker insertion and bundle branch block rhythm? (healthtap.com)
  • However, right bundle branch block does indicate a higher risk for heart disease and eventually needing a pacemaker. (verywellhealth.com)
  • As high as 20-43% of patients undergoing TAVR may require permanent pacemaker implantation due to AV block resulting from injury to the conduction system. (eplabdigest.com)
  • Severe cases of bundle branch block may require a pacemaker to be installed, though many minor cases require no treatment. (llgfinancial.com)
  • For example, if a bundle branch block develops after a heart attack, a pacemaker might be needed depending on how much damage the heart sustained. (facty.com)
  • A pacemaker is often implanted in people to initiate the heart rhythm in the event of a complete block which is dangerous. (youaskmdanswers.com)
  • Trifascicular block is considered to be a precursor to complete heart block and it is estimated that there is a 50% lifetime need for the insertion of a permanent pacemaker in patients with trifascicular block. (medicalexamprep.co.uk)
  • 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. (medhelp.org)
  • By blocking the making of angiotensin, these drugs help the blood vessels relax and widen, which lowers blood pressure, increases blood flow to the heart and reduces the heart's workload. (heart.org)
  • The ECG will show a terminal R wave in lead V1 and a slurred S wave in lead I. Left bundle branch block widens the entire QRS, and in most cases shifts the heart's electrical axis to the left. (wikipedia.org)
  • A bundle branch block is a disorder with the heart's rhythm. (heart.org)
  • A right bundle branch block is a problem with the heart's electrical conduction system. (wisegeek.com)
  • Right bundle branch block is an interruption of the electrical signals on the right side of the heart, which can interfere with the heart's regular beating. (wisegeek.com)
  • Bob has a bundle branch block in his heart's left ventricle. (virginiaheart.com)
  • Knowing how the electrical system in the heart works is essential to understanding what a bundle branch block is and how it affects the heart's ability to pump effectively. (facty.com)
  • Left ventricle bundle branch block is a blockage of electrical impulses to the heart's left ventricle. (vikingheartwithin.com)
  • Since the electrical impulse can no longer use the preferred pathway across the bundle branch, it may move instead through muscle fibers in a way that both slows the electrical movement and changes the directional propagation of the impulses. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bundle branch block is a condition in which there's a delay or blockage along the pathway that electrical impulses travel to make your heart beat. (middlesexhealth.org)
  • In bundle branch block, the pathway that these impulses travel on is delayed or blocked. (middlesexhealth.org)
  • These impulses travel along a pathway, including the right and the left bundles. (middlesexhealth.org)
  • If one or both of these branch bundles become damaged - due to a heart attack, for example - this can block the electrical impulses and cause your heart to beat abnormally. (middlesexhealth.org)
  • The right bundle carries nerve impulses that cause contraction of the right ventricle (the lower chamber of the heart) and the left bundle carries nerve impulses that cause contraction of the left ventricle. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Nerve impulses come through the sinus node of the heart to the bundle of His and then move into the right and left bundle branches. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Bundle branch block is a slowing or interruption of nerve impulses. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Occasionally, disruptions in bundle branches lead to complete infranodal A-V block, a more serious blockage of nerve impulses. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • A bundle branch block interrupts the transmission of these electrical impulses, causing heartbeat abnormalities. (llgfinancial.com)
  • Bundle branches are clusters of pathways that carry electrical impulses to different parts of your heart. (asktheicd.com)
  • The electrical impulses from the atrioventricular node reaches a group of fibers called the bundle of His which divides into the left bundle branch which transmits the impulses to the left ventricle and the right bundle branch which transmits the current to the right ventricle branch two bundle branches. (youaskmdanswers.com)
  • Bundle branch block is a medical condition that creates an obstruction or delay in the pathway of electric impulses that travel to make the heartbeat. (epainassist.com)
  • These electric impulses have a pathway through which it travels that includes the right and left bundles. (epainassist.com)
  • If any one or both the bundles are damaged due to cardiac arrest for instance, the attack can block the pathway of electric impulses which will result in heart beating abnormally. (epainassist.com)
  • The consequence of of left bundle branch block is that the left ventricle will be depolarized by impulses spreading from the right ventricle. (ecgwaves.com)
  • Upadhyay GA, Tung R. Intermittent left bundle branch block: What is the mechanism? (uchicago.edu)
  • Intermittent bundle branch blocks in a patient with uncommon-type atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia and enhanced atrioventricular nodal conduction. (lookfordiagnosis.com)
  • The patient has developed an intermittent left bundle branch block as a result of this M.I. Every other beat is conducted in a left bundle branch block pattern, as the LBB cannot repolarize in time for each beat. (ecgguru.com)
  • Acute coronary syndrome is an umbrella term for when blood supplied to the heart muscle is decreased or blocked, leading to a heart attack . (heart.org)
  • Blood supply to the AV node is derived from the AV nodal artery, which is a branch of the right coronary artery in 85%-90% of individuals and a branch of the left circumflex coronary artery in 10%-15% of individuals. (medscape.com)
  • Right anterior oblique cranial views during coronary angiography revealed a fistula (arrow, (a)) arising from the left anterior descending (LAD) artery, which was then found to empty into the pulmonary artery (PA) via a small branch (arrow, b). (hindawi.com)
  • Clinical Characteristics, Management, and Outcomes of Acute Coronary Syndrome in Patients With Right Bundle Branch Block on Presentation. (nih.gov)
  • Mammen Ninan, Jonathan W Swan Exercise-induced left bundle branch block usually indicates underlying coronary artery disease or myocardial disease. (bjcardio.co.uk)
  • We describe the case history of a patient with chest pain associated with left bundle branch block with normal coronary arteries and review the literature on left bundle branch block associated with chest pain. (bjcardio.co.uk)
  • Right bundle branch block following coronary surgery is a common occurrence. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Among 759 coronary surgery cases, 104 patients (13.7%) had a new right bundle branch block. (semanticscholar.org)
  • These blocks can be caused by a number of problems, the most common being coronary artery disease. (llgfinancial.com)
  • Block in the left bundle branch is often more serious since it is usually a sign of coronary artery disease resulting from atherosclerosis or uncontrolled high blood pressure, especially in older people. (youaskmdanswers.com)
  • Lewis, WR , Ganim, R & Sabapathy, R 2007, ' Utility of stress echocardiography in identifying significant coronary artery disease in patients with left bundle-branch block ', Critical Pathways in Cardiology , vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 127-130. (elsevier.com)
  • Patients with Heart Failure and Right Bundle Branch Block or Nonspecific Intraventricular Conduction Disturbances Can They Benefit from Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy? (springer.com)
  • The ECG will show a QS or rS complex in lead V1 and a monophasic R wave in lead I. Another normal finding with bundle branch block is appropriate T wave discordance. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is known as appropriate T wave discordance with bundle branch block. (wikipedia.org)
  • In right bundle branch block, ST-segment and T wave are deflected opposite the majority of the QRS complex (appropriate T wave discordance). (my-ekg.com)
  • More precisely this system consists of the bundle of His, the left and right bundle branch and the fascicles of the left bundle branch ( Figure 1 ). (ecgwaves.com)
  • blockade in the conduction system atrioventricular bundle may occur on the background of well-being in healthy people (right bundle branch block) or be the result of an organic lesion of a heart attack.In some cases, atrioventricular block is a random finding in the ECG recording and becomes a cause for the impact assessment of the patient for the presence of cardiac disease. (diets-doctor.com)
  • 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/731575/all/bundle_branch_block. (tabers.com)
  • Trifascicular block is a conduction abnormality of the heart in which two of the three main fascicles of the His-Pukinje system are blocked in combination with a first-degree atrioventicular (AV) block. (medicalexamprep.co.uk)
  • Left-sided intraventricular conduction delay concealed by right bundle branch block. (biomedsearch.com)
  • It is possible to consider that the left-sided nonspecific intraventricular conduction delay was concealed by the greater conduction delay occurring when the complete right bundle branch block was present. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Bundle branch block belongs to a group of heart problems called intraventricular conduction defects (IVCD). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • I have congestive heart failure with a 30% ejection fraction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and left bundle branch block is it safe for me to fly? (healthtap.com)
  • If one's bundle branch block condition is linked with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction of the left ventricle, then cardiac resynchronization is often highly suggested. (newhealthadvisor.com)
  • 2] Complete right and left bundle branch block are definite electrocardiographic abnormalities, which suggest the possibility of myocardial damage. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Grines LC, Bashore TM, Boudoulas H, Olson S, Shafer P, Wooley CF ( 1989) Functional abnormalities in isolated left bundle branch block: the effect of interventricular asynchrony. (springer.com)
  • In addition to these criteria, left bundle branch block will cause repolarization abnormalities. (ecgguru.com)
  • Conduction down the left bundle branch proceeds normally, and the interventricular septum and left ventricle rapidly depolarize in the normal fashion. (medscape.com)
  • The interventricular septum obtains Purkinje fibers from the left bundle branch. (ecgwaves.com)
  • When right bundle branch block is diagnosed, a medical evaluation is usually required to uncover and reduce cardiovascular risks. (verywellhealth.com)
  • The distal or branching segment bifurcates at the crest of the muscular septum into the right and left bundle branches (see the image below). (medscape.com)
  • From the AV node the electrical impulse travels down the bundle of His and divides into the right and left bundle branches. (wikipedia.org)
  • Microelectrode techniques were used to measure in vitro action potential and refractory period durations of the canine proximal right and left bundle branches equidistant from the distal bundle of His. (ahajournals.org)
  • High blood pressure or hypertension can also result in a right bundle branch block that is potentially reversible if the condition is successfully and quickly treated. (wisegeek.com)
  • We conclude that functional right bundle branch aberrancy is most likely due to the longer proximal right bundle action potential duration and refractoriness. (ahajournals.org)
  • There is left bundle branch block, with a QRS duration of 220 ms according to the computer analysis. (blogspot.com)
  • main pathogenetic mechanisms of disorders of impulse conduction pathways of bundle branch block is the occurrence of focal lesions in the organic result of compression due to edema, necrosis, followed by sclerosis, changes in excitability and the duration of the refractory period, decrease the potential of the membrane. (diets-doctor.com)
  • A QRS duration of 120 ms (0.12 s) is required to diagnose bundle branch block. (ecgwaves.com)
  • Right bundle branch block will often occur with any condition that affects the right ventricle. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Isolated right bundle branch block is known to occur in several healthy individuals and there are so many studies done to prove that when they exist alone without any other heart disease they do not affect the long term health of the person. (healthcaremagic.com)
  • it can occur at the level of the atria, the atrioventricular node, the bundle of His, or the Purkinje system. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • That said, bundle branch blocks can also occur in people who are otherwise perfectly healthy. (facty.com)
  • A block in the electrical circuit can occur in the left or right bundle branch. (youaskmdanswers.com)
  • Thus, in many patients MI with bundle branch block is associated with severe heart failure. (ovid.com)
  • Moloudi A, Sabzi F, Hajimoradi B. Prevalence of left bundle branch block & congestive heart failure, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. (kowsarpub.com)
  • In the absence of pulmonary edema or shock, patients with Type lI second degree or third degree AV block still had a higher mortality rate than patients without advanced AV block (31% vs 2%, P (ovid.com)
  • Right bundle branch block is sometimes associated with an underlying cardiac or pulmonary condition. (verywellhealth.com)
  • The left bundle branch subdivides into two fascicles: the left anterior fascicle and the left posterior fascicle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Unipolar pacing demonstrated right bundle branch block morphology in lead V1. (eplabdigest.com)
  • The morphology of the QRS complexes meets the criteria for left bundle branch block (wide, upright in Leads I and V6, negative in V1). (ecgguru.com)
  • In each of these blocks, the QRS morphology will have a characteristic appearance which makes it fairly easy to diagnose them. (ecgwaves.com)
  • The right bundle branch contains one fascicle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other sources divide the left bundle branch into three fascicles: the left anterior, the left posterior, and the left septal fascicle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Additionally, the left bundle branch has two sub-branches, the antero-superior fascicle and the posteroinferior fascicle. (healthtap.com)
  • the right bundle branch and the two branches of the left bundle branch, the anterior-superior fascicle and the posterior-inferior fascicle. (ecgguru.com)
  • The term 'trifascicular block' is something of a misnomer as the AV node is not a fascicle. (medicalexamprep.co.uk)
  • True trifascicular blocks require immediate, then permanent pacing. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Please can you explain what atrial flutter with variable av block compatible with a bundle branch block. (healthtap.com)
  • Right bundle branch block occurs when the electrical impulse from the bundle of His does not conduct along the right bundle branch. (medscape.com)
  • A bundle branch block is a defect of the bundle branches or fascicles in the electrical conduction system of the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • A bundle branch block refers to a defect of the heart 's electrical conduction system . (bionity.com)
  • Unfortunately, if enough of the electrical system is within an area of dead tissue, the resulting block may be permanent. (wisegeek.com)
  • ABBR: BBB A defect in the electrical conduction system of the heart in which there is failure of conduction down one of the main branches of the bundle of His. (tabers.com)
  • Conduction blocks (see figure Electrical pathway through the heart ) can be caused by many heart disorders, including intrinsic degeneration without another associated heart disorder. (merckmanuals.com)
  • It is caused by a block in the "electrical wiring" of the heart which affects the appearance of the ekg. (healthtap.com)
  • 1] Myocardial ischaemia is characterised by ionic and biochemical alterations, creating an unstable electrical substrate capable of initiating and sustaining arrhythmias and infarction areas of electrical inactivity and blocks conduction, which also promote arrhythmogenesis. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Specifically, right bundle branch block means that the electrical stimulation of the right ventricle is being delayed. (verywellhealth.com)
  • With right bundle branch block, there is a partial or complete blockage of the electrical impulse to the right ventricle, which delays its electrical activation and, therefore, its contraction. (verywellhealth.com)
  • One such major branch of the electrical conducting system is the right bundle branch. (healthcaremagic.com)
  • Now, a " bundle branch block " describes when that electrical signal gets completely blocked or held up along one of the bundle branches. (osmosis.org)
  • With this type, the electrical signal starts at the SA node, contracts the atria, moves through the AV node, splits at the bundle of His, and then moves down the left bundle branch, but is blocked on the right bundle branch. (osmosis.org)
  • Bundle branch block (BBB) is a disruption in the normal flow of electrical pulses that drive the heart beat. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The electrical stimulus travels down the left branch. (my-ekg.com)
  • The key bundle is the bundle of His, the 'him' in question being the discoverer, Wilhelm His, Jr. This bundle distributes the electrical impulse from the AV node to each ventricle, where it branches into the left and right bundle branches. (asktheicd.com)
  • As a rule, the violation of an electrical pulse caused by the presence in the chamber of the heart muscle is not the typical structure (necrosis, sclerosis, myocardial defect), so in most cases resistant complete bundle branch block are the result of organic disease of the heart muscle. (diets-doctor.com)
  • Although bundle branches are just one small part of the electrical network of the heart, the role they play is significant. (facty.com)
  • Because Purkinje fibers rely on the bundle branches for electrical signals, it's essential that the bundle branches remain intact to maintain an adequate cardiac rhythm. (facty.com)
  • Electrodes pick up the electrical activity in the heart, and the EKG machine translates it into a tracing, which a qualified medical professional then interprets to diagnose a heart attack, blocked arteries, or structural changes, as well as bundle branch blocks and many other conditions. (facty.com)
  • Instead of the electrical impulse traveling down the left bundle branch to depolarize the left ventricle, it depolarizes the right ventricle first, then spreads cell-to-cell across the larger left ventricle. (ecgguru.com)
  • These electrocardiographs demonstrate a normal sinus rhythm and a sinus rhythm with a right bundle branch block. (medscape.com)
  • Im waiting a PFO closure and my ECG showed sinus rhythm with partial right bundle branch block are they the same thing? (healthtap.com)
  • We all learn the classification of second-degree AV blocks: Both Type I and Type II show an underlying sinus rhythm with some P waves conducted and some not. (ecgguru.com)
  • I've had some pain and chest tightness on the left side with left block and enlarged right atrium and enlarged left ventricle on ekg. (medhelp.org)
  • Depolarization of the right ventricle occurs later and is comparatively slow, accounting for the electrocardiographic (ECG) findings in right bundle branch block (see the images below). (medscape.com)
  • Another theory describes a single ring of tissue located between the bulbus cordis and the primitive ventricle, which gives rise to the AV node, His bundle, right bundle branch, and left bundle branch. (medscape.com)
  • A bundle branch block is when there's a block in one of the branches, so one ventricle contracts a fraction of a second slower than the other. (heart.org)
  • Right bundle-branch block and left bundle-branch block produced a delay in the onset of isometric contraction of the homolateral ventricle. (ahajournals.org)
  • This makes the right bundle branch susceptible to damage and stretching whenever the right ventricle is placed under stress of any kind. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Right bundle branch block may also be seen with any condition that raises pressure in the right ventricle. (verywellhealth.com)
  • So, with right bundle branch block , the right ventricle contracts late. (osmosis.org)
  • If the block happened to be on the left side instead, which is called a left bundle branch block , the signal would be delayed on that side, and so the right ventricle would contract first, and then the left ventricle would contract late. (osmosis.org)
  • So, what is left ventricle bundle branch block? (vikingheartwithin.com)
  • Exercise-induced right bundle branch block has been rarely noted and appears to be benign. (medscape.com)
  • The fluoroscopic location of the distal His bundle region was used as a reference point for LBBP (Figure 3). (eplabdigest.com)
  • In an 11-year period 209 cases of partial bilateral bundle-branch block were seen. (ahajournals.org)
  • Widening of the QRS complex - Anatomical or functional blocks in bundle branches or fascicles may block the impulse completely. (ecgwaves.com)
  • The relative benefit of reperfusion was assessed in 12,532 patients with renal dysfunction and ST-segment elevation/left bundle branch block. (onlinejacc.org)
  • dysfunction of conduction fibers Right bundle branch block. (diets-doctor.com)
  • A block may result until supplemental oxygen and drugs are administered to help limit the infarction . (wisegeek.com)
  • The incidence of complete heart block was 14.4% (30 of 209). (ahajournals.org)
  • It is anticipated that with more complete and longer follow-up the incidence of complete heart block will be even higher. (ahajournals.org)
  • The incidence of right bundle branch block increases with age. (verywellhealth.com)