Clinical variables influencing the appearance of right bundle branch block after cardiac surgery.


Right bundle branch block following coronary surgery is a common occurrence. Among 759 coronary surgery cases, 104 patients (13.7%) had a new right bundle branch block. Of these right bundle branch blocks, 62 were transient, and 42 (40.4%) were permanent. The large number of bypasses (3.20 versus 2.75, P = 0.0001) and stenosis of the right coronary artery… (More)