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EKG showed LBBB. No other cardiac symptoms. Should I request an echocardiogram?

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My 80 year old mother had a routine EKG recently and it disclosed a LBBB. She has no other cardiac symptoms and is in excellent health otherwise. Her primary care doctor is not concerned. Should she request an Echo Cardiogram and see a Cardiologist?
Posted Mon, 23 Apr 2012 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Thanks for posting your query.
An EKG suggestive of left bundle branch block must be followed by cardiac investigations at her age to detect any cardiac pathology early.
I encourage you to consult a cardiologist for echocardiogram and other relevant investigations required in her case.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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