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      Bilateral Bundle Branch Block

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          This report describes the clinical and electrocardiographic features in 30 cases of complete right bundle branch block associated with a block of the anterior fascicle of the left bundle branch, 7 of which also featured a block of the posterior fascicle of the left bundle branch (trifascicular block). The majority of the patients suffered from coronary atherosclerotic heart disease and/or hypertensive heart disease. Complete right bundle branch block associated with fascicular block of the left bundle branch constitutes a special electrocardiographic pattern. The prognosis of the patients presenting this pattern is poor, since it may develop into trifascicular block, i.e., complete atrioventricular block, often necessitating the implantation of artificial pacemakers.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1977
          1977
          31 October 2008
          : 62
          : 1
          : 35-43
          Affiliations
          Department of Medicine, Shanghai Sixth People’s Hospital, Shanghai
          Article
          169842 Cardiology 1977;62:35–43
          10.1159/000169842
          872153
          © 1977 S. Karger AG, Basel

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