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I am a 64 year old female, non smoker for 3 years, prior to that I smoked 1/2 pack for many years. "I just had an EKG for pre-surgical testing and it states: Sinus Bradycardia, incomplete right bundle branch block, Left anterior fascicular block abnormal ECG.They didn't seem concerned and the surgery was done. What does this mean and should I get a carteologist? Should I be concerned? I have always had Sinus bradycardia and right bundle branch block but this left fascicular block is new.

Thanking you in advance for a quick response."

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Hi,

I think you should see a cardiologist and have some baseline testing performed such as an echocardiogram and also to take a history and physical. As long as you haven't had symptoms such as dizziness, passing out etc.. there isn't any immediate danger or concern but you should certainly have surveillance over time.

Hope that was helpful,  

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Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Structural and Valve Disease

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