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left fasicular block

Discussion in 'Ask Jack' started by drezy, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. drezy

    drezy New Member

    My father (55) was diagnosed with a left fasicular block.

    Are there any leads in particular that I should be following up on for studying this? Obviously I'll be combing the blogs for heart disease references, but I'm wondering if there is any information to be gleaned especially from the fact that it's specific to the left ventricle.

    Surprisingly, my father has been getting "low clothing" sun exposure and seems receptive to following through on suggestions. I'm used to family not hearing. This is new to me.

    No doubt 3 decades of shift work has not helped his situation.
  2. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    What causes LAFB?
    The majority of those with LAFB, however, have significant heart disease.
    Myocardial infarction,
    coronary artery disease,
    left ventricular hypertrophy,
    dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy,
    degenerative disease,
    may all cause LAFB.

    Get calcium score
    fasting insulin
    cortisol AM/PM
    under tongue temperature at rest, few hours after getting of the bed
    blood pressure, pulse


    post his height/weight


  3. Inna

    Inna Platinum

    It is just an ECG finding, usually not a big deal
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  4. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    You have your Dad (and his doctor) in the state that you will be able to get lots of useful information.
    Do not waste opportunity.
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  5. Phosphene

    Phosphene Gold (finally)

    Good point.
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  6. drezy

    drezy New Member

    My dad has always been super skinny 6'0" 150 lbs.

    Every one of his blood panels have always come back in perfect ranges. My mom was always angry about this since my dad is the king of "shit on a shingle" eating. If I see him open a can of Wolf Brand chili it might the healthiest thing he's eaten that week.

    He's trying to get a colonoscopy. I've advised against it especially since the first one ruined his historically amazing digestion. His doctor will not OK the procedure until he gets his left fasicular block examined by a specialist.

    My father is not a patient man and does not trust doctors. As far as he is concerned he is being put into referral bingo for $$$.
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  7. Inna

    Inna Platinum

    Your Dad is a wise man!
    I agree with his approach. When it comes to allopatic medicine ‘Less is More’ and generally screening tests are useless at best and harmful at worst...
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  8. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    I may hate to see those "perfect" results.

    You have just said that his fasting insulin may be 24
    < 25 mIU/L

    or that his homocysteine is about 10


    or temperature 99F=36.1C
  9. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    I think the doc just wants to rule out an ischemic event around the AV node.
    If somebody told me I had this I would just take my shirt off and point my thorax to the sun to help my cardiac conduction system.
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  10. drezy

    drezy New Member

    Thanks, incredibly after watching my mom crash, burn, and continue to smolder swell as the loss of his mom the man's ears are open. He's in shorts in the sun 3-4 times a week these days after I spent about two days simplifying and condensing much of your material into a document that I asked him to read.

    Thanks for all the information Doc.
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