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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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What causes right ventricular hypertrophy?

What causes right ventricular hypertrophy?

Pressure or volume: Any process that provokes a chronic pressure overload to the right ventricle can do this. Examples are pulmonary hypertension and pulmonic stenosis, ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is left ventricular hypokinesis dangerous?

Is left ventricular hypokinesis dangerous?

It can be: Depends on location and overall involvement of the heart muscle as determined by an echocardiogram. It is not dangerous if associated with a conduction abnormality (bundle branch block) for example or a normal ejection fraction. ...Read more

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Trace pulmonic valvular regurgitation what does these mean? Mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy?

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Trace pulmonic valvular regurgitation what does these mean? Mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy?

Trace PI is benign: However mild LVH is thickening of heart muscle frequently associated with hypertension. ...Read more

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Whats risk of right ventricular hypertrophy?

Whats risk of right ventricular hypertrophy?

RVH: Right ventricular hypertrophy can occur in valvular disorders like mitral stenosis , long standing hypertension, chronic pulmonary embolism etc. Simply means thickening of right ventricle. ...Read more

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What is mild concentric left ventricular hyper trophy ?

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What is mild concentric left ventricular hyper trophy
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Mild LVH: Mildly increased thickening of the left ventricular walls in a uniform fashion. Most common reason is hypertension. ...Read more

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What does this mean? "Concentric left ventricular hypertrophy"?

LVH: concentric LVH means that the left ventricular walls are all thickened symmetrically. Sometimes different parts of the wall thicken more than others, this is not the case in concentric type. ...Read more

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Can you explain left ventricular hypertrophy?

LVH: Left ventricular hypertrophy is when the muscular walls of the left ventricle are thicker than normal. The left ventricle hypertrophies when it does excess pressure or volume work. It can also thicken genetically or when infiltrated by some other form of cells. By far the most common causes are high blood pressure and excellent physical conditioning from long term exercise. ...Read more

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Stress Echo-What does decreased left ventricular volume and hyperdynamic left ventricular systolic function mean?

Stress Echo-What does decreased left ventricular volume and hyperdynamic left ventricular systolic function mean?

Normal response : If you mean stress echo showed hyper dynamic LV function and smaller LV volume after exercise,that is a normal hemodynamic response to increased work, i.e. Exercise. ...Read more

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What is arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy?

ARVC: Arvc is a cardiomyopathy that results in partial or total replacement of right ventricular muscle by fat or fibrous tissue. The principal problem is life-threatening heart rhythm disturbances which are the cause of death in these patients. Medications can suppress the arrhythmias but sometimes an aicd is needed. There is a genetic form of arvc. Cardiac MRI is useful for diagnosis. ...Read more

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How bad is mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy on a heart scan?

How bad is mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy on a heart scan?

This used to be: Called "idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis" ihss which was a mouthful reduced to ash, assymetric septl hypertrophy.These may be the cause of sudden death in young athletes, perhaps from arrhthmias, but rescussitation may be difficult. If you know you have this. You warrant a cardiologist to advise management, and it may be minor to nothing, but trust an expert not a website for this. ...Read more

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What is left ventricular hypertrophy with inferior myocardial infarction in a 15 yo boy?

What is left ventricular hypertrophy with inferior myocardial infarction in a 15 yo boy?

Hypertrophy: sounds like you are reading us an automatic ecg interpretation which is usually not reliable. did he have an echocardiogram, You can consult me or one of us if you need more detailed info. www.healthtap.com/volkantuzcu ...Read more

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Summary of my resent echogram; 1-Low normal left ventricular function. Ejection fraction is est.52% 2-Mild left atrial enlargement. 3-Mild to moderate aortic valve regurgition. 4-Moderate aortic valve stenosis. 5-Mild tricuspid valve regurgitation. 6-Mode

Summary of my resent echogram;
1-Low normal left ventricular function. Ejection fraction is est.52%
2-Mild left atrial enlargement.
3-Mild to moderate aortic valve regurgition.
4-Moderate aortic valve stenosis.
5-Mild tricuspid valve regurgitation.
6-Mode

Need cardiologist!: There are a number of concerning findings on your echocardiogram. The left ventricular function (how strong your pump is) is just a little low; I'm not that concerned about that. The valves, especially aortic, are the biggest problem: to have both aortic regurgitation (back flow across the valve) and narrowing (stenosis) is very concerning. Follow up soon with your cardiologist. Good wishes:) ...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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