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heart murmer and left bundle branch
karenbramlitt posted:
I am 50 I have always had a heart murmmer. I was told last year that I also have left bundle branch block. The doctor did not seem to be concerned about them. How is this going to affect my health now that I am 50? I am over weight about 70lbs and I also have arthritis in my knees, hands and toes. Wil these get worse as I get older?
CardiostarUSA1 responded:

A heart murmur is a turbulent sound, which may/can come and go throughout life, and can be caused by various factors and conditions. The presence of a heart murmur does not necessarily indicate a disease or problem, and all heart problems do not cause heart murmurs. An echocardiogram can easily confirm or rule out various heart conditions.

Left bundle branch block (LBBB), as seen on a routine resting electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG), is a commonly reported electrical conduction abnormality.

As applicable, LBBB is often associated with coronary artery disease (CAD), though it can also occur in those who are heart-healthy.

My sister (who's over 50) was diagnosed with LBBB several years ago, and as directed by a cardiologist that she was referred to (by her primary care physician), had the appropriate diagnostic imaging (echocardiogram and nuclear stress test) performed, in which in her particular individualized case, the tests were normal, and since then, has been going about her life without any limitations/restrictions/worries.

Most important, communicate/interact well with your doctors.

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