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Doctor insights on: Interventricular Septal Hypertrophy

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Kindly enlighten me on my 2D result stating of an Interventricular septal hypertrophy with good systolic function and signs of impaired relaxation. Do?

Kindly enlighten me on my 2D result stating of an Interventricular septal hypertrophy with good systolic function and signs of impaired relaxation. Do?

Could be from HCM: This combination is usually from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy especially if accompanied by shortness of breath with exertion, or discomfort in the chest with activity. It is important to be sure that septal thickness if greater than the thickness of the remainder of the heart muscle. It is important to be sure that the echocardiogram was adequate technical quality to make thee measurments

Hypertrophy (Definition)

Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more


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Hi there would surgery. Cure mild septal hypertrophy?

Hi there would surgery. Cure mild septal hypertrophy?

Shouldn't need: As you describe it, there should not be a need for surgery. If you have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, surgery is done to relieve symptoms.

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Hi there...Would tthere be a complete cure for mild septal hypertrophy?

Hi there...Would tthere be a complete cure for mild septal hypertrophy?

Can get better: Septal hypertrophy happens when the heart muscle has to work too hard and it grows. If it gets too big there is less space for it to hold and pump blood. You should work closely with your doctor to make sure that you get the work load off of your heart. You can stop progression but you shouldn't expect the hypertrophy to go away.

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Can you tell me if I have asymmetrical septal hypertrophy and no signs of obstructive cardiomyopathy can I do exercise?

Can you tell me if I have asymmetrical septal hypertrophy and no signs of obstructive cardiomyopathy can I do exercise?

Complicated question: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is one of the diseases that increases the risk of sudden death with exercise. The individual risks are hard to predict, although there are factors such as extreme hypertrophy that appear to increase risk. While some level of exercise may be possible, it is absolutely important that you discuss this in detail with your cardiologist.

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Hi. ..Would surgery cure mild septal hypertrophy or alcohol ablatiion...Either....Thank you?

Mild HCM: Mild septal hypertrophy does not require treatment either with surgery or alcohol ablation - these techniques are reserved for severe septal hypertrophy with severe obstructive symptoms. The choice of which is to use is institution specific - it should be the technique used most often and successfully at the treating institution.

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Can someone tell me what borderline lvh with basal septal hypertrophy is please, I am worried and need to know if I have to go to further evaluation. Cardiologist told me it's nothing to worry about?

What is your BP?: Lvh means left ventricular hypertropy. This occurs when the heart is under more pressure than normal. Your heart (a muscle) will grow just like if you lifted iron. If your blood pressure and weight are normal than there is not much to worry about. If your BP or weight is up then you should try and lower these.

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Hi there... Ihad a question posted here. Is there a cure for mild septal hypertrophy? What's an ENT got to do with cardiology

Septal hypertrophy: Is your interventricular septum of your heart not the septum if your nose. It only needs to be treated if it's consider to be hypertrophic heart disease and causing you symptoms like passing out or shortness of breath with exertion. The treatment at that point will most likely require surgery. It's a complex diagnosis talk to your doc for complete details.

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What are some complications septal myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

What are some complications septal myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Many: This is a complicated condition that is best handled in a major medical center with a team of doctors specializing in its treatment. Surgical complications of the repair include recurrence or failure to improve, ventricular septal defect, conduction system injury requiring pacemaker, arrhythmias, valve injury and death. There is also bleeding, infection, MI, stroke, lung and organ failure etc.

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Do you know anyone who has had a septal myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Myectomy: Surgical myectomy may be done to treat certain patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and it would be prudent to discuss the risk/benefits with your physician (s). In certain complex cases, getting more than one medical opinion may be beneficial before embarking upon surgery.

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Is concentric left ventricular hypertrophy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy the same thing?

Is concentric left ventricular hypertrophy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy the same thing?

LVH: Concentric hypertrophy is a descriptive term for equal hypertrophy throughout the heart. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease process. It can have concentric or asymmetric hypertrophied heart muscle.

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Is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy serious?

Yes: Among young individuals, it is one of the leading causes of sudden death. A complete assessment by a cardiologist familiar with the condition can identify and recommend treatemtnto reduce the risk of sudden death.

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Hpw bad is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Depends: There is a range of phenotypes and manifestations. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathies can range from mild to severe.

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Why is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy dangerous?

Why is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy dangerous?

Risk of death: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of death among young athletes. Further, individuals with this condition are at risk for sudden death even if they do not participate in sports.

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Can you describe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Can you describe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

HCM: Hcm is an abnormal thickening usually of the wall (septum) that divides the right and left ventricle. This thickening occurs in the absence of other diseases known to cause thickening of the heart muscle. It is relatively uncommon but occurs in a familial/hereditary form more than 50% of the time. Therefore, siblings and children of patients with hcm should be screened for it.

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How is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy diagnosed?

How is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy diagnosed?

Echocardiogram: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is generally diagnosed by echocardiography. Mri and gene testing can sometimes be helpful too.

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What to do if I have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Complete evaluation: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is potentially dangerous, but very manageable. A complete assessment by a physician who is well versed in the condition is very important. Until that evaluation occurs, you should avoid overly stressful activities such as competitive sports. Symptoms of palpitations, dizziness or fainting warrant a more urgent assessment.

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