Left posterior fascicular block
Diagnostic criteria include:
- Right axis deviation (>110)
- QRS < 120ms
- qR in III and aVF
- rS in I and aVL
LAFB vs LPFB
|Axis||Left axis deviation||Right axis deviation|
|I and aVL||Upright QRS||Downgoing QRS|
|III||Downgoing QRS||Upright QRS|
- Usually associated with disease
- Isolated LPFB associated with MI
- Exclude other causes of RAD (PE, COPD, RVH, Lateral MI)
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