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A 50-year-old male asked:

can lafb (left anterior fasicular block) be caused by an enlarge left ventricle?

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Certainly: Associated but the better question to ask unless you know is why do you have an enlarged left ventricle. Hope you have seen or are planning to see your cardiologist.

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Are the chordae tendinae located in both ventricles?

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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
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Yes: Both the tricuspid and mitral valves are held in position by chordae.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is the result of damage to the chordae tendinae in the left ventricle?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
Leaky Valve: Usually, this leads to a leaking valve and, if untreated, eventually congestive heart failure. The duration which a person can tolerate a damaged chordae is dependent on the person's health otherwise, the cause of the damage, the amount of the resultant leakage, and the size and function of the left ventricle prior to the damage.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What would damage to the chordae tendinae in the left ventricle result in?

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Dr. Randy Kiewe
Cardiology 27 years experience
Mitral regurgitation: Damage to the chordae tendinae would result in problems with the closure and sealing of the mitral valve, and would lead to mitral regurgitation, or leaking, and possibly heart failure.
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A 33-year-old female asked:

Are outflow pvcs in the right ventricle common and are the benign?

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Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine 32 years experience
PVC's: Pvc's are common especially the older we get, and generally benign. Our treatments are generally more dangerous than having pvc's. However, sometimes an electrolyte abnormality will make these more common so it is important that if there is a sudden start or increase that we look at those. This involves some simple blood work.
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A 22-year-old female asked about a 54-year-old female:

What does hypokinesia of intraventricular septum apical.Concentric remodeling of the left ventricle w/segmental wall motion abnormality mean?

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Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
Heart attack: It sounds like an echo report describing previous damage the the wall between the ventricles (septum) and tip of the heart (apex) likely from a previous heart attack.

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