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A 41-year-old female asked:

can mild hypokinesis of the left ventricle be a normal variant for some people?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
By definition, if: Called mild hypokinesis, then it is abnormally decreased left ventricle wall motion. There is a range of normal, based on visual inspection, heart size and experience, but when the wall motion is less than expected, it is hypokinetic. Mild hypokinesis generally means nearly normal, but it is not a normal variant.

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What is the procedure done to correct a single ventricle?

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What is the procedure to fix a double outlet right ventricle?

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Is it.Safe to exercise with pvcs in both ventricles?

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If otherwise ok: Pvcs by themselves are not contraindications to exercise. If you have frequent pvcs, see your physician for a history and physical to make sure there is no underlying cause or structural heart disease first.

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