Right bundle branch block epidemiology and demographics

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [2]; Raviteja Guddeti, M.B.B.S. [3]; Aarti Narayan, M.B.B.S [4]

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Overview

Prevalence of right bundle branch block increases with age.

Epidemiology and Demographics

Prevalence

Prevalence of right bundle branch block without underlying heart disease ranges between 200 and 1300 per 100,000.

Age

Increasing age is a significant predictor of newly acquired complete right bundle branch block and incomplete right bundle branch block.

Gender

Right bundle branch block and incomplete right bundle branch block are two to three times more common in men than in women (Copenhagen City Heart Study)[1].

References

  1. Bussink BE, Holst AG, Jespersen L, Deckers JW, Jensen GB, Prescott E (2013). "Right bundle branch block: prevalence, risk factors, and outcome in the general population: results from the Copenhagen City Heart Study". Eur. Heart J. 34 (2): 138–46. doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehs291. PMID 22947613. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)



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