Characteristics of patients with right bundle branch block and ST-segment elevation in right precordial leads. Idiopathic Ventricular Fibrillation Investigators

Am J Cardiol. 1996 Sep 1;78(5):581-3. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(96)00360-8.


To elucidate the clinical characteristics of patients with right bundle branch block and ST elevation in the right precordial leads, a prospective follow-up study was made in 63 registered patients, including 17 with a history of ventricular fibrillation (VF) and 14 with a history of syncope. The prevalence of coved type ST elevation was significantly higher in patients who had had cardiac events, and during the initial 15-month follow-up, 2 patients in the VF group died suddenly.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bundle-Branch Block / physiopathology*
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Heart Conduction System / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies