Should an abnormal electrocardiogram be a cause for worry?

Published: August, 2014

Here's the truth about left and right bundle branch blocks that show up on some ECG readings.

Your doctor has told you that you have a bundle branch block. Although the phrase evokes images of a suburban subdivision, bundle branch blocks are abnormalities of the heart's conduction system that show up on a tracing of the electrical activity in the heart, called an electrocardiogram (ECG) reading.

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