Heart & Cardiology/New Left Anterior hemiblock
I have been recently diagnosed with Left Anterior Hemiblock. In an ecg last year, the hemiblock was not present. This year, it now is. My cardiologist says "there is no change" in the two ecgs. He says it is an incidental and simply down to individual variation. I'm really confused about this. How can there be "no change" when one ecg is normal and the recent says left anterior hemiblock? (By the way an echocardiography last year showed no structural problems).
I am 30 years old, female, non-smoker. My cardiologist says my heart is "normal", but this just seems so strange, and very scary given the new hemiblock. My left axis deviation has gone from -17 to -55.
My only cardiac risk factor is severe anxiety ongoing for 10 years. I take zoloft, but had to reduce this last year after it caused a slightly prolonged qt. I have always had frequent and severe episodes of tachycardia, palpitations and white coat syndrome (usually my BP is normal but under severe stress it reaches 150/95).
My question is why the hemiblock has appeared? Could it be because of me reduction in Zoloft? Or, is it a subtle change caused by repeated fluctuations in blood pressure over the past 10 years or so. As an isolated finding, does this put me at risk for future heart problems such as more serious heart blocks? I am finding this really frightening!
The left anterior hemibranch is a very thin structures, easily interrupted by a speck of dust from a heart cell that has normally died or by a drop of blood. LAHB does not affect life expectancy or mean you have any heart disease. Your life will not be affected. You don't even need to see a cardiologist.
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