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ECG showing right bundle branch block, diabetic. What are the precautions to be taken?

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I am aged 62 years and diabetic. During recent medical tests triglycerides 121mg/dl andglycosylated heamoglobin is 7.7%.
my ECG says "leftward axis incomplete right bundle branch block

what will be the risk factor and suggestion for care to be taken
Posted Sat, 2 Jun 2012 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 10 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
Usually BBB does not require a treatment and the progress can be prevented by preventing a heart attack or heart failure.
Keeping your blood glucose and cholesterol levels well under control are very important.
You need to have an Echo cardiography to detect any cardiac ejection fraction compromise due to bundle block.
The risk involved depends on the extent of block present and rate of its progression. Avoid heavy work and extensive exercise.
The high risk factors for heart problems include obesity, hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, smoking, alcohol intake, a strong family history, physical inactivity, uncontrolled diabetes, high C-reactive protein, uncontrolled stress and anger, etc.
Considering your history you are at a high risk of having heart disease and the risk can be decreased considerably by taking care of the modifiable risk factors.
Making changes in your lifestyle is a proven method for reducing your risk of heart disease. You need to get your cholesterol levels checked regularly.
Losing some extra weight will decrease your risk considerably- both dietary restrictions and regular exercise schedule will be helpful.
Eat a heart-healthy diet low in salt, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, and refined sugars. Try to increase your intake of foods XXXXXXX in vitamins and other nutrients, especially antioxidants, which have been proven to lower your risk for heart disease. Also eat plant-based foods such as fruits and vegetables, nuts, and whole grains.

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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