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gatorjillas posted:
I was having chest pains and went in to see a doctor. They diagnosed the chest pains due to stress. However, they did find I have a incomplete right bundle branch block. They said it isn't something I should worry about and I am fine. They performed an echo test which backed up their results.

My question is should I be worried b/c I am only 25 years old and live healthy. Is this something I should visit either a cardiologist or a general physician regularly/ annually? It has been about a year since I found this out.

Thank you in advance.
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CardiostarUSA1 responded:
Hi:

Stress can cause various symptoms, even wreaking havoc on the entire body.

Chest pain, stationary or radiating elsewhere, with or without accompanying symptoms, has various causes, cardiac and non-cardiac, which includes, but is not limited to, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and psychological/psychogenic.

Additionally, of the different types of heart conditions, some which can occur at ANY AGE, various symptoms can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic) or even be silent

A common electrical conduction abnormality is a right or left bundle branch block (incomplete/complete), which can sometimes indicate underlying heart disease.

"Is this something I should visit either a cardiologist or a general physician"

One would think that seeing a general physician regularly would be adequate/sufficient for now.

ALWAYS be proactive in your health care and teatment. Most important, communicate/interact well with your doctor(s). Best of luck down the road of life. Live long and prosper.

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Bundle branch block

Causes, significance and treatment

Bundle branch block (BBB) is a relatively frequent finding on the electrocardiogram (ECG).

Sometimes BBB itself needs to be treated; sometimes it indicates significant underlying cardiac disease that needs to be treated; and sometimes it has so little significance that no treatment is necessary at all....

heartdisease.about.com/cs/arrhythmias/a/BBB.htm

Right and Left Bundle Branch Block

heartdisease.about.com/cs/arrhythmias/a/BBB_2.htm

Incomplete BBB, Hemiblock

The Hemiblocks

The left bundle branch itself divides into......Sometimes a block can occur in just one......referred to as a hemiblock, or a fascicular block.

heartdisease.about.com/cs/arrhythmias/a/BBB_4.htm

Your Total Health

Bundle Branch Block

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T H I

Bundle Branch Block

Symptoms

If there is nothing else wrong with your heart, you probably will not feel any symptoms of bundle branch block. In fact.....

Treatment

In most cases, bundle branch block does not need treatment. But patients who have....

texasheart.org/HIC/Topics/Cond/bbblock.cfm

WebMD

Heart Disease TYPES

Men and Women

Acquired in life or congenital (born with ti)

www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-disease-men

Heart Disease SYMPTOMS

www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-symptoms

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Heart Disease

Definition. Symptoms. Causes. Risk factors. Complications. Tests and diagnosis. Treatments and drugs. Lifestyle and home remedies. Alternative medicine. Prevention....

Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affect your heart, and in some cases, your blood vessels. The various diseases that fall under the umbrella of heart disease include......

www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-disease/DS01120

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5 medication-free strategies to help prevent heart disease

You can prevent heart disease by following a heart-healthy lifestyle.

www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-disease-prevention/WO00041

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James_Beckerman_MD responded:
Incomplete right bundle branch block is generally not a worrisome finding. Especially given that you had a normal echocardiogram, regular visits to a cardiologist are should not be necessary. I do recommend though that you see a general primary care provider on a regular basis for health maintenance, etc. Take care.


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