I have recently been diagnosed with LBBB. I am anxious all the time now and walk around like a have a bomb strapped to my chest. What causes LBBB? I do have and have a history of high blood pressure. An EKG done in 2007 when I had an episode of atrial fibrilation shows that I had a partial block 4 years ago. What does LBBB mean to me at age 45? What will it do to my quality of life? What if any precautions should I take? What if any restrictions on my daily life do I need to make? Can it be reversed? I know nothing about the condition, treatment or long term prognosis. Any information would be appreciated.
Anyone with LBBB must have a thorough cardiac workup. LBBB most often occurs in patients with underlying heart disease and may be associated with progressive conducting system disease. However, LBBB can also be seen in asymptomatic patients with a structurally normal heart.
The presence of LBBB can interfere with the interpretation of exercise testing. It also can result in left ventricular dyssynchrony, thereby reducing the measured left ventricular ejection fraction. So the results of cardiac testing have to be correlated with the patient's examination.
You should ask these questions of your cardiologist. Not everyone with LBBB has a problem, but the only way to know is to thoroughly examine the patient and his/her studies. The only person who can do this is your own cardiologist.
There is an extremely large amount of information on LBBB on the internet. All you have to do is google "LBBB". But, again, everyone is different. Some of the information may apply to your cases, while the rest has nothing to do with you.
So, you really need to sit down with your cardiologist and ask all the question you want. Good luck.