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Question:Does bundle branch block merit further evaluation?
My son is 43 years old, single, who works in New York City. During a recent exam, it was discovered he had Bundle Branch Block. He is in excellent physical shape, does not drink or smoke. Should this condition be investigated further?
submitted by James from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 4/02/2013
by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Mohammad Saeed, MD
The bundle branch block can either be right or left bundle branch block. Right bundle branch block can sometimes be seen in people with no heart disease (up to 15%), but left bundle branch is mostly associated with heart disease. In either case, he should have cardiac evaluation performed by a physician.
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Updated April 2013