From My Heart To God
First off I want to thank God for seeing me through yet another stressful challenge
I just got off the phone with the cardiologist a week after taking my stress test.
And I was told
No I didn’t have a heart attack in the past as they originally thought based on my ekg showing poor r wave progression
My nuclear stress test was good
I think I can breathe now
Now I have been given the ok and clearance to get my umbilical hernia surgery.
The human heart is an organ that pumps blood throughout the body via the circulatory system, supplying oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and removing carbon dioxide and other wastes.
Your heart is one giant pump. Every minute, your heart pumps about five quarts of blood through a system of blood vessels that’s over 60,000 miles long, according to the Cleveland Clinic. That translates to about 2,000 gallons of blood every day
I was told I have A right bundle branch block (RBBB) is a heart block in the electrical conduction system. During a right bundle branch block, the right ventricle is not directly activated by impulses travelling through the right bundle branch. The left ventricle however, is still normally activated by the left bundle branch.
Bundle branch block can be detected by electrocardiography (ECG) when the duration of the QRS complex is prolonged. This means that the heart muscle takes a bit longer to contract because the electrical impulse that causes the contraction is delayed as it passes through the regular heart muscle. When a bundle branch or fascicle becomes injured (due to underlying heart disease, heart attack, long-term high blood pressure, age dependent calcification or cardiac surgery), it may cease to conduct electrical impulses appropriately. This results in altered pathways for the heart’s contraction. Since the electrical impulse no longer uses the preferred pathway across the bundle branch, it may move instead through muscle fibers in a way that both slows the electrical movement and changes the direction of the impulses. Conduction may be slowed or blocked in the left or right bundle branch without causing any symptoms.
Causes of RBBB
Right ventricular hypertrophy / cor pulmonale
Ischaemic heart disease
Rheumatic heart disease
Myocarditis or cardiomyopathy
Degenerative disease of the conduction system
Congenital heart disease (e.g. atrial septal defect)
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