For some insight the right bundle branch is part of a pathway for electrical impulses to pass in route to contract the right heart ventricle. Apparently you doctor is not very concerned so a blocked pathway is not medically significant. Also, artifacts and normal variants are considered insignificant. Ocassionally, an electrical impulse may become blocked or lost and the heart skips a beat. Not unusual occurrence, and should be of no concern.
Thank you for your response! They did mention it could a normal variant, so I guess they are doing the stress test this week to be sure.
Thank you foryour response. If you have a follow up question after your stress test you are welcome to post to this forum. Take care.
I am 51 year old male and the very recent findings of my ECG revealed that I have RBBB. What is this? Is it a worrying factor in my life? I am much worried about this.
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For some insight, the septum (wall that separates left and right heart chambers) provides pathways for electrical impulses that contract the left and right lower pumping chambers. The pathways are called bundle branch, and it appears there is a blockage (partially?) of an impulse that goes to your right ventricle (lower chamber pumping chamber) and RBBB is stands for Right Bundle Branch Block.
There are degrees that may not be of any concern with RBBB. First, the electrical impulses are slowed as they pass through the conduction system, but all of them successfully reach the ventricles. This would be a first-degree heart block rarely causes any symptoms or problems, and well-trained athletes may have this. Medications can contribute to the condition. No treatment is generally necessary for first degree heart block.
Or the condition can cause skipped heartbeats that usually is of no concern as well and common.
In some cases, a pacemaker is implanted to treat the abnormally slow heartbeat that may result from this condition.
Hope this helps provide an insight, and thanks for sharing.