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Doctor insights on: Left Ventricular Thrombosis

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...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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Left neck vein bulges. Is that left heart failure?

Left neck vein bulges. Is that left heart failure?

Probably not: First, neck vein distension can be caused by many things, only one of which is heart failure. Second, if it were due to heart failure, it would likely be on both sides, and then would reflect problems on the right heart. But since the most common cause of right heart failure is left heart failure, neck vein distension is a sign of heart failure. But not likely in you. Talk to your own doctor. ...Read more

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My cardiac MRI showed persistent left sided superior vena cava drains into a dilated coronary sinus w/ mild dilation of the main pulmonary artery?

My cardiac MRI showed persistent left sided superior vena cava drains into a dilated coronary sinus w/ mild dilation of the main pulmonary artery?

Mostly a normal: Variant. Every fetus has one, but in most it involutes before birth. 0.3% of the general population has one. It is the most common variation of the thoracic venous system. Left svc draining into coronary sinus is expected 90% of the time. Discuss with your doctor the significance in your case of the mild dilation of the pulmonary artery. ...Read more

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What is left atrial abnormality incomplete right bundle block?

What is left atrial abnormality incomplete right bundle block?

Ecg : What you list are electrocardiographic patterns. Left atrial abnormality suggests the possibility of structural abnormalities of the left atrium. Incomplete right bundle branch block suggests slowing of electrical impulse conduction in the right bundle branch of the conduction system. These findings can be associated with abnormal structure and function but are not diagnostic any specific problem. ...Read more

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Right v left-sided heart failure?

Right v left-sided heart failure?

Physical exam: Fluid accumulates during congestive heart failure. When the right side of the heart fails, fluid accumulates in the legs and abdomen. When the left side of the heart fails, fluid accumulates in the lungs and makes the patient short of breath. Not infrequently, both sides of the heart fail at the same time. ...Read more

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Echo1.Old myocardial infraction (inferior+posterior+antero septal+apical) 2.Severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction. What medicine you prefer?

Echo1.Old myocardial infraction (inferior+posterior+antero septal+apical)
2.Severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction. What medicine you prefer?

A few: Assuming no medication side effects and normal vital signs in addition to no comorbidities that may play into this- daily aspirin, a beta blocker, statin and often an ace inhibitor. Each patient may need different things based on what else is going on. Have a conversation with your doc about it ...Read more

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Hypoplastic right ventricle --can that occur?

Hypoplastic right ventricle --can that occur?

Yes: A wide variety of defects can affect the formation of the fetal heart and this is one of them. There amy be other defects to compensate for this or as a result of the hypoplastic right ventricle to accommodate normal blood flow. ...Read more

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Does pulmonary hypertension cause right atrial enlargement?

Does pulmonary hypertension cause right atrial enlargement?

PAH: Yes it can. In Pulmonary Hypertension, imagine the right side of the heart as a pump and the pulmonary arteries as a dam. When pulmonary artery pressures keep going up, the blood backs up into the pump (heart) and can affect both chambers of the right side of the heart. The Right Atrium can enlarge and the Right Ventricle can enlarge, become thick, or lose ability to pump properly. ...Read more

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Left atrial enlargement , R-axis -57 Abnormal ECG ?

Left atrial enlargement , R-axis -57
Abnormal ECG

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ECG: Without seeing the ecg and only given what you wrote, it isn't possible to know whether the ecg is abnormal or not. An axis of 57 degrees is not a 'right axis', 157 degrees would be. Left atrial enlargement has definite ecg parameters but doesn't always mean significant abnormality is present. If it were possible to see the ecg more comment would be possible. ...Read more

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Does cor pulmonale = right sided heart failure?

Does cor pulmonale = right sided heart failure?

Sort of: Cor pulmonale is the inability of the right side of the heart to pump blood through the lungs. One common cause is left-sided heart failure and this isn't cor pulmonale. A host of lung diseases cause cor pulmonale and some folks use the term to include heart failure due to pulmonary thromboembolization. ...Read more

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Mildly enlarged left atrium with atrial fibrillation.Should I be worried about the enlarged left atrium? Thank You.

Mildly enlarged left atrium with atrial fibrillation.Should I be worried about the enlarged left atrium? Thank You.

Atrial enlargement &: slowed atrial conduction are classic precursors & setup for atrial fibrillation. AFib is rare without these. Less commonly discussed are atherosclerosis, plaque ruptures & compromises of circulation to atrial muscle, a setup for ?ed atrial function just as it is for ventricular muscle. Thus optimize NMR lipoproteins, HbA1c & Systolic BP, the 3 biggest drivers of atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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It was a right atrial infarction that affected interatrial septum?

It was a right atrial infarction that affected interatrial septum?

Atrial infarction: Not sure what you're asking but you are describing a very rare something in right atrial infarction ...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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ABNORMAL MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION STUDY: SMALL SIZED REVERSIBLE PERFUSION DEFECT INVOLVING APICAL INFEROLATERAL SEGMENT AND APEX OF LEFT VENTRICLE?

ABNORMAL MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION STUDY: SMALL SIZED REVERSIBLE PERFUSION DEFECT INVOLVING APICAL INFEROLATERAL SEGMENT AND APEX OF LEFT VENTRICLE?

Arterial blockage.: Ischemia in areas of the heart, as you have related, infers that the arteries that feed these parts of the heart are narrowed such that blood flow through them reduces with exertion. It means these areas of the heart are vulnerable and further testing is needed and intervention may be necessary. ...Read more

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What would left anterior descending coronary artery blockage cause?

What would left anterior descending coronary artery blockage cause?

Left anterior descen: This has been called the "widow maker" artery that can cause angus, heart attack or myocardial infarction, or sudden death. ...Read more

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Thrombosis (Definition)

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