Clinical implications of electrocardiographic bundle branch block in primary care
Heart May 31, 2019
Rasmussen PV, et al. – In this study involving 200,000 primary care patients free of major cardiovascular (CV) disease, researchers assessed the link between electrocardiographic bundle branch block (BBB) subtypes and the risk of CV outcomes. Participants were referred for electrocardiogram recording. Findings revealed a link of left bundle branch block with heart failure (HF) in both men and women and with CV mortality in men. Both men and women demonstrated associations of right bundle branch block (RBBB) with pacemaker implantation and HF. A weak link of RBBB with CV death was evident in men. Overall, future HF and pacemaker implantation should be anticipated in primary care patients without major CV disease with opportunistic findings in BBB subtypes.
Sign-up to continue reading. It is free & takes less than 2 mins
45 lakhs+ doctors trust M3 globally
Free & unlimited access to original articles and quizzes
Secure: we never sell your data
Sign up with M3 India to try daily quizzes and take part in competitionsTry M3 India / Log In
Why join our Market Research Panel?
- 10K+ Doctors participated in 40+ Indian and Global studies in 2018
- Average honorarium per study was Rs. 1,600 and total honoraria as high as Rs. 12,000 was earned by a Doctor