A trifascicular block is the combination of a right bundle branch block, left anterior or posterior fascicular block and a first degree AV block (prolonged PR interval). The term “trifascicular block” is a misnomer term since the AV node itself is not a fascicle. A trifascicular block is a precursor to complete heart block. While a trifascicular block itself does not require any treatment, high doses of AV blocking agents likely should be avoided. Some series report a 50% lifetime need for a permanent pacemaker in the setting of a trifascicular block.
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