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right bundle branch


  What is the right bundle branch, what is it's function, and what would be the probable results if it were suddenly destroyed and would no longer function.  I know this is more than one question but to know this is very important to me.
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Dear Patrick
The right bundle conducts electrical impulses from the heart's pacemaker to the right side of the heart. If it were suddenly destroyed in someone with underlying normal heart conduction, it would probably be of little consequence. The left bundle would conduct the electrical impulses to where they need to go.
I hope this is useful. Feel free to write back with further questions. Good luck.
Information provided here is of a general nature. Specific diagnoses and treatments can only be made by your doctor. If you would like to be seen at the Cleveland Clinic, please call 1-800-CCF-CARE for an appointment with a cardiologist at Desk F15.




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