During pre-op testing for my father’s back surgery, the EKG showed a “bundle.” What exactly is a bundle and what does it mean for his health?
The heart's electrical activity normally starts in the heart's natural pacemaker (called the sinoatrial node), which is situated on the upper right chamber of the heart (atrium). From there the electrical impulse travels to the left upper chamber (atrium) and into the atrioventricular (AV) node. Electrical impulses travel through certain cells that are specially designed for the purpose of carrying those impulses. They carry them faster than regular heart muscle cells and are located near one another. When there are many such cells together in a bunch we call this grouping a node. From the AV node the electrical impulse travels down the bundle of His and divides into the right and left bundle branches. When the electrical impulse carrying cells are arranged in a line to carry many impulses together we call this a bundle, if it is ...
I have Lyme, b12 problems, right branch block, MVP, leaky valve, and headaches. I'm 37 and today I had sharp stabbing pain in the top right side of my head with pain in right eye and cheek. Also teeth and jaw had discomfort. This lasted about an hour now i'm tired and heart rate is about 82 bpm and I can feel it pounding, or it feels like it to me. I just have been feeling weird all day. What do you think might be going on? Thank you, Christy.
Even without your medical history, we wouldn't attempt to diagnose via the internet. It's simply not safe. The only person who can tell you what's going on is a doctor who can review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, and examine you - in person.
Given what you list of your medical history, you need to call your doctor as soon as you read this, if you haven't already. Although your symptoms could be some type of headach...
Definition Left heart ventricular angiography is a procedure to look at the left side of the heart and, sometimes, the coronary arteries. Alternative Names Angiography - left heart; Left ventriculography How the test is performed Before the test, you will be given medicine to help you relax. You will be awake and able to follow instructions during the test. An intravenous line is placed in your arm. The health care provider cleans and numbs an area on your arm or groin. A cardiologist makes a small cut in the area, and inserts a thin flexible tube (catheter) into an artery. Using x-rays as a guide, the doctor carefully moves the thin tube (catheter) into your heart. When the tube is in place, dye is injected through it. The dye flows through the blood vessels, making them easier to see. X-rays are taken as the dye moves through the blood vessels. These x-ray pictures create a "movie" of the left ventricle as it contracts rhythmically. The procedure may last from 1 to several hours. How to prep...
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