bundle branch block

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22:54 Nov 13, 2008
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Medical - Medical: Cardiology
English term or phrase: bundle branch block
Definition from Medical University of South Carolina:
An ECG change characterized by an intraventricular conduction delay affecting the left ventricular wall and septum. Acute occurrences most commonly result from myocardial ischemia.

Example sentence(s):
  • Although bundle branch block itself often requires no direct treatment, you'll need treatment of any underlying health condition that could cause bundle branch block, such as coronary heart disease. mayoclinic.com
  • Usually a person with bundle branch block shows no symptoms, but this block shows up on the electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) as an abnormality. If you have bundle branch block, it may have only been noticed when you had an ECG. American Heart Association, Inc.
  • As your doctor points out, bundle branch block is a common condition and in about half of cases there's no obvious cause. Some of the known causes are coronary artery disease, inflammation of the heart muscle and an overdose of digitalis type drugs. bbc.co.uk
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5 +1脚ブロック


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Definition from メルクマニュアル家庭版:

Example sentence(s):
  • 脚ブロックはブロックされる部位によって右脚ブロック(うきゃくぶろっく、英Right bundle branch block:RBBB)と左脚ブロック(さきゃくぶろっく、英Left bundle branch block:LBBB)の2種類があり・・・ - Wikipedia  
  • 脚ブロックは、心電図検査(心血管系の病気の症状と診断: 心電図検査を参照)により診断できます。どの種類の脚ブロックも、特徴的なパターンを示します。普通、治療の必要はありません。 - メルクマニュアル家庭版  

Though the direct translation of the term Bundle Branch Block is 脚ブロック, the difinition '...an intraventricular conduction delay affecting the left ventricular wall and septum.' refers specifically to Left Bundle Branch Block, 左脚ブロック。
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giselavigy normalerweise "gut verdaulich", hier: "gut verträglich"

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Yes  Elise Hendrick: Yes, this is the term used in the medical literature.
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