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Doctor insights on: Mild Right Ventricular Enlargement

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Can mild obstructive sleep apnea cause mild to moderate right ventricular enlargement? Normal function just enlarged. Left is normal

Can mild obstructive sleep apnea cause mild to moderate right ventricular enlargement? Normal function just enlarged. Left is normal

RVH: It definitely can; you should a see a sleep specialist for an official evaluation to determine the severity of your sleep apnea and treatment to avoid future problems ...Read more

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Echo findings are within normal limits except for mild to moderate right ventricular enlargement right ventricular systolic pressure 21 mmhg systolic BP 112. ..What does this mean is it bad?

Echo findings are within normal limits except for mild to moderate right ventricular enlargement right ventricular systolic pressure 21 mmhg systolic BP 112. ..What does this mean is it bad?

Left-to-right shunt?: The assessment of right ventricular size by is not highly accurate. If the right ventricle truly is enlarged (better assessed by mri) the most likely cause is a left-to-right shunt. "pre-tricuspid" left-to-right shunts cause rv enlargement. Possibilities include anomalous pulmonary vein connection or atrial septal defect. These are not always evaluated in an adult echo lab. ...Read more

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Echo findings are within normal limits except for mild to moderate right ventricular enlargement right ventricular systolic pressure 21 mmhg? Ideas?

Echo findings are within normal limits except for mild to moderate right ventricular enlargement right ventricular systolic pressure 21 mmhg? Ideas?

Accuracy: Echo is not an accurate or reliable test for rv enlargement. If there is a question, you would need an mri. Often, the absence of associated findings (e.g. Severe tricuspid regurgitation, elevated pulmonary artery pressure, intra cardiac shunting, changes of RVH on ekg, abnormal pulmonary vessels on chest xray) are enough to make rve unlikely. ...Read more

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What is the difference between right ventricular mild enlargement and cardiomyopathy? Or is it basically the same, thing?

What is the difference between right ventricular mild enlargement and cardiomyopathy? Or is it basically the same, thing?

Cardiomyopathy: Right ventricular enlargement is a size measure, cardiomyopathy is an abnormality of the heart muscle. They are not the same thing though cardiomyopathies can cause chamber enlargement. ...Read more

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My right ventricular is 3.5 cm? Is it very bad? It says mild enlargement? But what is normal? I have papvr/CHD they just found it. Qp/qs is 1.2 on echo

My right ventricular is 3.5 cm? Is it very bad? It says mild enlargement? But what is normal? I have papvr/CHD they just found it. Qp/qs is 1.2 on echo

Right ventricle: Since you have partial anomalous pulmonary venous return, a good portion of the blood from the lungs is going to the right side of the heart (instead of the left side) and it is expected that the right atrium and the right ventricle will be at least mildly dilated. The more important issue if you have symptoms of right heart failure: swelling of abdomen or legs etc. ...Read more

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31 f had echo showed mild left ventricular enlargement. Ef 60%. all else normal. Never high bp. Have non symptomatic bradycardia. Cause?

31 f had echo showed mild left ventricular enlargement. Ef 60%. all else normal. Never high bp. Have non symptomatic bradycardia. Cause?

Heart: There could be several causes from AV or coronary fistula to history of nyocarditis or cardiomyopathy. ..your doc should investigate these, in these situations several tests might be necessary one being cardiac MRI ...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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What's the difference between right ventricular enlargement, cardiomyopathy and right sided heart failure? What is worse?

What's the difference between right ventricular enlargement, cardiomyopathy and right sided heart failure? What is worse?

Hello again!: RV enlargement can be a SIGN of something wrong with the RV (weakness, pressure or volume overload). Cardiomyopathy means muscle weakness: the ventricle fails to contracts with normal vigor. This can be due to many things: the commonest are viral infection, alcohol, and genetics. If the RV can't handle the load, it may eventually fail resulting in"right sided heart failure". ...Read more

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Causes of isolated right lateral ventricular of brain enlargement presenting with convulsion in a adult diabetic male?

Causes of isolated right lateral ventricular of brain enlargement presenting with convulsion in a adult diabetic male?

Munro doctrine: Blockage of the opening of lateral ventricle into third ventricle (foramen of munro) has occurred. Rarely this can be due to migration of choroid plexus, into the opening. However certain benign tumors and cysts can also block this. Also brain tumors adjacent to the structure may blockade it. Sudden ventricular distention might cause seizure but low blood sugar is a more frequent cause. ...Read more

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Short PR wave intervals, bilateral atrial enlargement, right ventricular conduction delay. What do I make of my recent ECG? Is this serious?

Short PR wave intervals, bilateral atrial enlargement, right ventricular conduction delay. What do I make of my recent ECG? Is this serious?

Depends....: Your ECG findings may be nonspecific; biatrial enlargement - may actually be interatrial conduction delay ; u need an echocardiogram to noninvasively look at structure of your heart and see a cardiologist for full history and examination. ...Read more

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My EKG showed sinus bradycardia, possible Left atrial enlargement, RSR' or QR pattern in V1 suggests right ventricular conduction delay. I'm 39 y/o female with orthostatic hypotension & frequent dizziness, but otherwise healthy & a runner. Any concern?

My EKG showed sinus bradycardia, possible Left atrial enlargement, RSR' or QR pattern in V1 suggests right ventricular conduction delay. I'm 39 y/o female with orthostatic hypotension & frequent dizziness, but otherwise healthy & a runner. Any concern?

I'm good with this: These little variations on the way in which the heartbeat is propagated are common and almost never mean anything. Your bradycardia is healthy if you are a runner. You may want to try a table tilt test to see whether you have more tendency to be orthostatic than other folks; if you stay well-hydrated and haven't had syncopal episodes from it, it may not be a problem. ...Read more

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What is mild concentric left ventricular hyper trophy?

What is mild concentric left ventricular hyper trophy?

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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I was just diagnosed with mild global left ventricular hypokinesia with no regional wakl motion abnormalities, does this mean I'm going to die?

I was just diagnosed with mild global left ventricular hypokinesia with no regional wakl motion abnormalities, does this mean I'm going to die?

No: It is a description of an echo finding of the motion of your heart. Have you had a heart attack or an infection or other heart trouble. Discuss with your Dr and a better more understandable number is to ask what your ER (ejection fraction) is but this will depend on your age and health state. ...Read more

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How concerned should I be with an aortic valve area of 1.09 and mild left ventricular hypertrophy, left axis deviation and t wave abnormality?

How concerned should I be with an aortic valve area of 1.09 and mild left ventricular hypertrophy, left axis deviation and t wave abnormality?

Sounds like: You have moderate to severe aortic valve stenosis. You need to see a cardiologist who can determine other parameters of severity, such as pressure gradient across the valve and velocity of blood flow through the valve. If you have symptoms of fainting or congestive heart failure, it is more serious. Sometimes, the valve can be replaced without chest surgery. ...Read more

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Ventricular system and extra ventricular CSF spaces show mild prominence, suggestive of mild cerebral atrophy. Patient can't walk. Age 26 years male.?

Ventricular system and extra ventricular CSF spaces show mild prominence, suggestive of mild cerebral atrophy. Patient can't walk. Age 26 years male.?

See another cause: Men in their twenties may have mild cerebral atrophy from alcohol abuse, schizophrenia, birth injury, some other cause, or an overread by a radiologist. None of these will stop him from walking. Look for another explanation. ...Read more

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Had abnormal EKG. T wave inversion in lead V1, V2 and V3. Mild mitral regurgitation. And they think right ventricular hypertrophy. Is this normal?

Had abnormal EKG. T wave inversion in lead V1, V2 and V3. Mild mitral regurgitation. And they think right ventricular hypertrophy. Is this normal?

You answered that: You correctly described your ECG as abnormal, so, no it's not normal. The ecg changes you described don't necessarily mean RVH. And mild MR doesn't cause RVH so I wonder if you're a bit confused. If you had an echo and it didn't show RVH then you're done. Ask your provider to explain the findings. ...Read more

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What is the implication of left ventricular diastolic function consistent with abnormal relaxation stage 1. Mild hypertrophy in a 57 year old?

What is the implication of left ventricular diastolic function consistent with abnormal relaxation stage 1. Mild hypertrophy in a 57 year old?

Heart failure: The heart does not fill up as it should and its output decreases. This may lead to heart failure as the metabolic needs of the human body are not met: fatigue and shortness of breath...Ensue. A good way to start is to control your blood pressure. ...Read more

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I had an echo and it showed right ventricular systolic pressure elevated 30-40mmHg. And mild to moderate triscupid regurgitation. Is this normal?

I had an echo and it showed right ventricular systolic pressure elevated 30-40mmHg. And mild to moderate triscupid regurgitation. Is this normal?

Not necessarily bad: The echo will give you a good idea of your heart function, but the pulmonary artery pressures are just an estimate. Even so, those numbers are not that high. To ascertain if you really have pulmonary hypertension you would need to talk to a cardiologist. Moderate tricuspid regurgitation does not usually translate into any clinically significant problem. Again, a cardiologist would be appropriate ...Read more

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I got the results for a echocardiography report and it says on one of the summaries mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy what those it means?

Thick walls: It means that the measurement of the wall thickness is increased. If you have had uncontrolled high blood pressure, that may make sense. IF not, it's possible the echo is over-reading it. One millimeter of increased thickness can result in the report saying "mild LVH". The test isn't super accurate for subtle changes. ...Read more

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Left ventricular hypertrophy mild...what are the chances of sudden cardiac death? Thanks

Left ventricular hypertrophy mild...what are the chances of sudden cardiac death? Thanks

LVH: Any degree of LVH remains a risk for arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death, although the risk is higher with degree of LVH, age and other cardiac risk factors. In one study, the risk of sudden cardiac death was 7%, particularly in the setting of atrial fibrillation. Treating hypertension, weight loss, alcohol cessation may reverse LVH and reduce risks of arrhythmia. ...Read more

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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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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