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RBBB Overview

Another name for RBBB is Right Bundle Branch Block.

What is right bundle branch block?
A person with right bundle branch block has an abnormality in the electrical impulse that stimulates the muscle fibers in the heart to contract. Right bundle branch block is discovered on an electrocardiogram, but is not an abnormal heart rhythm. The most common causes of right bundle branch block are coronary artery disease and heart attacks.

What are the symptoms of right bundle branch block?
A person with right bundle branch block has no symptoms.

How does the doctor treat right bundle branch block?
There is no specific treatment for right bundle branch block. Treatment focuses on the underlying cause for the right bundle branch block.

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Last Updated: Nov 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed RBBB References
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