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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Ventricular Dilatation

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Which is worse right sides ventricular dilation or left sided dilation. Does Asd tend to run in families?

Which is worse right sides ventricular dilation or left sided dilation. Does Asd tend to run in families?

Depends: Like sticks and stones both of which can break your bones, heart failure whether right or left can be serious or mild depending on the cause and how severe it is. Your doctor can best tell you what's going on. The cause of ASD (atrio-septal defect) and many other congenital heart defects is unknown. See http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/heartdefects/atrialseptaldefect.html ...Read more

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Can you please advise what is the prognosis for acute haemorrhage in right thalamic region with extension in ventricular region causing dilation ?

Can you please advise what is the prognosis for acute haemorrhage in right thalamic region with extension in ventricular region causing dilation ?

Can't advise: Unfortunately, the person whose results you are quoting has had a stroke; and only those who are able to examine can give you an idea of the prognosis. And it may change with time. Do ask. ...Read more

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Please explain simply what is mild concentric ventricular hypertrophy with mild left atrial dilation?

Please explain simply what is mild concentric ventricular hypertrophy with mild left atrial dilation?

Left heart large: The main pumping chamber of the heart ( l ventricle) is evenly increased in size so that the pumping cavity is a bit smaller. The priming pump ( l atrium) is mildly enlarged. This is very likely due to uncontrolled high BP over many years. Because it is mild i would not expect any symptoms or functional difficulty at all. Treatment is to control bp. ...Read more

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Mri of my spine showing an intramedullary t2 hyperintense lesion at t1 (4mm) with dilatation of central canal. Ct brain -periventricular wm ischemia im only 49 with severe pain and mobility problems?

Mri of my spine showing an intramedullary t2 hyperintense lesion at t1 (4mm) with dilatation of central canal. Ct brain -periventricular wm ischemia im only 49 with severe pain and mobility problems?

SEE NEUROLOGIST: There are several possible causes, and these include arteritis/vasculitis, multiple sclerosis, lyme disease, sjogren's, etc. Spinal fluid analysis may be necessary. Get diagnosed asap, and start treatment without delay. Changing your diet will not help this, you need medical care. We have loads of therapies to reverse and/or control all of this. ...Read more

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Can sick sinus syndrome cause ventricle dilatation?

Can sick sinus syndrome cause ventricle dilatation?

SSS: The specific causes of sick sinus syndrome (SSS) actually vary. Some conditions will cause SSS and a dilated ventricle and/or progress to heart failure. In that case, the slow heart rate would be contributed to the underlying condition, rather than the SSS. See a cardiologist for full evaluation, discussion of treatments, and help with long-term planning. ...Read more

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Underwent dilatation for abortion-- will cause infertility?

Underwent dilatation for abortion-- will cause infertility?

Not likely: While there have been some reports linking D&C to incompetent cervix, an uncomplicated abortion shouldn't impact fertility. ...Read more

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Can a cardiac dilatation be caused by Adrenal insufficiency? because i have very very low basal cortisol levels.

Can a cardiac dilatation be caused by Adrenal insufficiency?  because i have very very low basal cortisol levels.

No: And low basal cortisol levels do not diagnose adrenal insufficiency. You need a cortrosyn stimulation test. We treat dilated cardiomyopathy with aldosterone (produced by your adrenal gland) antagonists. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzyme , mrcp indicated mild intrahepatic ductal dilatation, mild splenomegaly, normal ercp, what causes that, how it treated?

Elevated liver enzyme , mrcp indicated mild intrahepatic ductal dilatation, mild splenomegaly, normal ercp, what causes that, how it treated?

Inflammation: Ductal dilation can be obstructive or non obstructive. Causes of obstruction such as stones, stricture, tumor etc to be ruled out. Usually when not obstructed mild dilation can be related to inflammation or cholangitis. These inflammatory processes usually treated medically. ...Read more