Right Bundle Branch Block question

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sydneygirl
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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 12/28/2005 3:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello All, I just joined the HealingWell.com forum today. I have a question about Right Bundle Branch Block.

12 years ago I was diagnosed with RBBB but at 44 at the time my doctor basically said that it was no problem

and just to keep an eye out every so often which never happened until earlier this year when I mentioned this

to my new GP of 2 years. The new ECG of course confirmed that I have RBBB and nothing else was discussed.


Ocassionally I have weird sensations in my chest like fluttering and falling of my heart into itself but the

General Pract has pushed the anxiety theory which I do not believe. I have never been referred to a Cardio

or have I been given any advise. I imagine that I am quite ok but because I have so many other problems I

don't want something important to be missed. I am 56, I am now overweight, I have fibromyalgia, chronic

fatigue, wide-spread osteo-arthritis, coelic disease, asthma, eczema and hives and of course depression. I

was well 6 years ago rarely seeing any doctors but things have changed. Anyway, Is it wise to insist on

seeing a specialist or just leave it? When does RBBB become a danger if ever? Thanks for any advice you

may be able to give me. eyes eyes eyes

Patoolla
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Date Joined Aug 2003
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   Posted 12/28/2005 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sydneygirl and welcome!  I don't know anything about RBBB, but I would see a cardiologist for this and for the heart flutters you are getting.  Sounds like some kind of arrythmia is going on and the cardiologist is the doc most qualified to check that out.  Most arrythmias are not life threatening, especially if you have no other heart problems but there are some things that can be done to help keep them under control once it is diagnosed what type of arrythmia you have.  Also the cardio is the best to check your RBBB and answer these questions you have.  Oh yes, its not unusual for the docs to blame this on anxiety!  And sometimes it is only the anxiety that causes it but still getting checked by a cardio would probably be the way to find out if its just anxiety or something else.  Keep us posted as to what you find out.  God Bless, Pat

wa5ekh
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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 12/28/2005 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I got a very good response to the same issue, I think. Look at the post "abnormal EKG -bundle branch issue" I'm 57 and 100# overweight and fighting to loose 80-100#(also unmedicated diagnosed type 2, compulsive over-eater, currently fighting to maintain tight blood sugar control) , but this isn't so easy, and fear of heart damage from dieting seems to be a wide spead fear from many doctors and patients perspective. I was considering aspirin therapy, though the cardiologist didn't suggest this. I'm aware that aspirin therapy also has obvious platelet function issues(clotting) , so another paradox to deal with. Every treatment seems to create a new problem. I would like to follow a nutrition and exercise therapy, but this also seems very individually experimental.

sydneygirl
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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 12/28/2005 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank You so much Pat and wa5ekh for your responses. Your kind comments have helped a lot and the advice has been very much appreciated.

I think that I will insist upon seeing a good Cardio here in Sydney to monitor my present situation just to have some kind of idea where I am at, at the moment.

I will hopefully see you again on HealingWell.com. Florence
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