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What causes right bundle branch block?

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Posted on Fri, 1 Aug 2014
Question: Ecg showed sinus rhythm, incomplete right bundle block and left axis deviation, could this be a result of an electrocution at work ?
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Answered by Dr. Venkat Sivayogi (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Not a concern....

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to Healthcare Magic,

RBBB is no way associated with electrocution. It is even seen in normal people with out any underlying heart problem.

I do see lot of cases in my clinic with even complete RBBB, only thing I do is reassure them. So the conclusion is RBBB is seen in normal individuals also.

There are some pathological causes :-
1. Ishaemic heart disease
2.Right ventricular hypertrophy
3.COPD with right heart failure
4.Rhematic heart disease.

But remember Left Bundle branch block is a serious concern and it always denotes underlying heart problem.

regards,
DR.VENKAT M.D
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What causes right bundle branch block?

Brief Answer: Not a concern.... Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome to Healthcare Magic, RBBB is no way associated with electrocution. It is even seen in normal people with out any underlying heart problem. I do see lot of cases in my clinic with even complete RBBB, only thing I do is reassure them. So the conclusion is RBBB is seen in normal individuals also. There are some pathological causes :- 1. Ishaemic heart disease 2.Right ventricular hypertrophy 3.COPD with right heart failure 4.Rhematic heart disease. But remember Left Bundle branch block is a serious concern and it always denotes underlying heart problem. regards, DR.VENKAT M.D