Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Forum
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal

Incomplete right bundle branch block

Dear Doctor,

I have been diagnost with an incomplete right bundle branch block. I am 45 and 108 punds.  All physical, stress test and blood work is fine.  The doctor tells me not to worry. However after some research I have found that it is nothing to worry about unless their is a family history of sudden cardiac death.  My mother is from a family of 13 and many of her siblings have died if heart attacks but all over fifty.  Is this considered a family history of sudden cardiac death?  I did have a profusion scan four years ago that was negative.  Thanks for your assistance
1 Responses
469720 tn?1388149949
You didnt mention you height but it seems like you are ideal weight. The fact that all of your labs and test are normal is obviously quite favorable. Sudden cardiac death is somewhat of a confusing term. In general it describes immediate death that results from a heart attack usually because of coronary artery blockages. When people have severe blockages and experience a heart attack, their heart begins to beat irregularly. If this process is not stopped by cpr or a defibrillator, sudden death can occur. The fact that you have family members who died of heart attacks and sudden death above the age of ffity may or may not place you at high risk depending upon what their risk factors were and how it was related to their lifestyle. If they were all obese, didnt exercise, smoked and ate lots of fried foods and you have done exactly the opposite, I would say that you dont have much to work with
Popular Resources
Is a low-fat diet really that heart healthy after all? James D. Nicolantonio, PharmD, urges us to reconsider decades-long dietary guidelines.
Can depression and anxiety cause heart disease? Get the facts in this Missouri Medicine report.
Fish oil, folic acid, vitamin C. Find out if these supplements are heart-healthy or overhyped.
Learn what happens before, during and after a heart attack occurs.
What are the pros and cons of taking fish oil for heart health? Find out in this article from Missouri Medicine.
How to lower your heart attack risk.