Heart HQ: Right Bundle Branch Block

Heart HQ – Episode 21: Right Bundle Branch Block

Right Bundle Branch Block is when the normal electrical conduction activity in the heart is interrupted to the right ventricle. It can be diagnosed by the characteristic pattern it has on an ECG.

In this episode we discuss:

  • what Right Bundle Branch Block looks like on an ECG
  • why people get it
  • how frequently it occurs
  • and whether it can cause problems for the patient.

Next week we will discuss Left Bundle Branch Block.


Show notes: Episode 21

Here is an ECG that shows Right Bundle Branch Block:

RBBB-HeartHQ

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BSc (Hons) MBBS FRACP FCSANZ. Stuart is an interventional cardiologist and structural heart specialist. He has a special interest in treating complex and previously untreatable coronary artery disease, and a passion for distal radial artery access for coronary angiography and stenting.

After completing his training in Brisbane and Perth with an interventional cardiology fellowship, he returned to paradise to take up cardiology consulting at various local hospitals and now is a director of HeartHQ.

MBBS (Hons) FRACP FCSANZ. Peter is a clinical and interventional cardiologist with various special interests including coronary angioplasty and stenting, endovascular procedures and structural heart interventions. He studied and trained in Queensland and completed a Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Diagnosis in Boston, MA.

Peter returned home to become Director of Cardiology at Sunshine Coast Hospital, before becoming a founding partner and managing director of HeartHQ

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