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Doctor insights on: Mildly Dilated Right Ventricle

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I have recently had a right PE which has cleared. Now I have a mildly dilated right ventricle with trace tricuspid regurge. Should I be concerned?

I have recently had a right PE which has cleared. Now I have a mildly dilated right ventricle with trace tricuspid regurge. Should I be concerned?

Expected.: The dilated right ventricle is expected. The trace tricuspid regurgitation is not something to worry about. As the blood clot clears the right ventricular strain should improve. You need to follow doctors advice regarding blood thinners. If your health is good in general then you probably have little to worry over. Best wishes.

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What does it mean if an echo shows you have a mildly dilated right ventricle & mild pulmonary hypertension?

What does it mean if an echo shows you have a mildly dilated right ventricle & mild pulmonary hypertension?

Pulmonary HTN: Normally the right side of the heart is a low pressure system (only needs to pump blood to the lungs for oxygenation). For many different reasons, sometimes this low pressure system increases in pressure. This can create shortness of breath and low oxygen levels. If someone is asymptomatic with pulmonary hypertension, they should be followed especially if there is no known cause.

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I have a mildly dilated right ventricle and mild pulmonary hypertension. Can I get pregnant?

I have a mildly dilated right ventricle and mild pulmonary hypertension. Can I get pregnant?

Yes, higher risks.: Yes but under the supervision of a cardiologist since pregnancy will increase cardiac output, heart rate and volume and can exacerbate those conditions you already have. It would be considered a moderate to high risk pregnancy. Those conditions of right sided overload could be improved by losing weight and treating sleep apnea.

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23 years old. Right ventricle is mildly dilated. Trace mitral regurg. Trace tricuspid regurg. Ejection frac= 50-55%. Min HR 53BPM. Max HR 142BPM?

Unfortunately you: Have provided information but you have not asked a question. The information you provided is not significantly abnormal. Is this what you want to know is there more? Consider an in-box consultation or a full face to face consultation.

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What is the cause of a dilated right ventricle with mild apical hypokinesis?

What is the cause of a dilated right ventricle with mild apical hypokinesis?

Your cardiologist ca: Since this is a heart related matter, your family doctor should guide you and arrange a consultation with a cardiologist. Right heart can be dilated for any reasons that cause pulmonary hypertension such as chronic or acute lung disease. I would want to be sure there is no pulmonary emboli (blood clots in your lungs).

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Can a slighly dilated right ventricle and mild pulmonary hypertension be ok for a 38 yo female with a history of asthma?

Can a slighly dilated right ventricle and mild pulmonary hypertension be ok for a 38 yo female with a history of asthma?

Pulmonary hypertensi: The diagnosis needs to be worked up to know the cause. It might be the asthma but need to be sure there isn't another cause.

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My friend aged 58 has mildly dilated l ventricle, mild tricuspid regurg. What is the danger?

My friend aged 58 has mildly dilated l ventricle, mild tricuspid regurg. What is the danger?

Need more info: What you describe is common. A mildly dilated left ventricle caused by many things. It can also occur normally in athletes. Some other causes include high blood pressure, heart failure, valve disease, blocked arteries. Mild tricuspid regurge is also common and often of no concern. It can be a sign of high blood pressure in the lungs however. Your friend's doctor is the best source of answers.

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Baby girl 8 mon old weighs 3.2 kgs only. ASD closure on14Apr2014.Has Hypothyroidism, midly dialated ventricles & soft palate cleft. No weight gain yet.

Baby girl 8 mon old weighs 3.2 kgs only. ASD closure on14Apr2014.Has Hypothyroidism, midly dialated ventricles & soft palate cleft. No weight gain yet.

Concerning: ASD closed in April, no weight gain by end of June, Child's nutrition regimen needs to be evaluated by local doctors on several avenues...1. Caloric intake...enough to grow? 2. Feeding method--Is it designed to accommodate the cleft without causing respiratory distress? 3. Does the child tire out on feedings. 4. Thyroxine dosing may need to be addressed.

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What is a hypoplastic right ventricle?

Congenital: Congenitally underdeveloped right ventricle. If right ventricle unusable, total cavopulmonary diversion (fontan) required. Depending on the size of the pulmonary arteries, a hemi-fontan plus aorto (arterial) pulmonary shunt and enlargement of ASD done first and later total cavopulmonary diversion completed. Better prognosis than hypoplastic left heart.

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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.

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Are outflow pvcs in the right ventricle common and are the benign?

Are outflow pvcs in the right ventricle common and are the benign?

PVC's: Pvc's are common especially the older we get, and generally benign. Our treatments are generally more dangerous than having pvc's. However, sometimes an electrolyte abnormality will make these more common so it is important that if there is a sudden start or increase that we look at those. This involves some simple blood work.

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What is the postop recovery like for an infant with double outlet right ventricle?

What is the postop recovery like for an infant with double outlet right ventricle?

Follow up/management: Your physicians will monitor your child's cardiac function and exam, regulate intake of fluids and electrolytes, and evaluate whether the oxygen and CO2 levels in the bloodstream are normal. Edema or swelling in the extremities, face, neck and other areas of the body may indicate a problem with right ventricular function. The management will also include cardiology in addition to your PICU group.

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What does significantly hypertrophied right ventricle 1.2mm mean and will I need surgery?

What does significantly hypertrophied right ventricle 1.2mm mean and will I need surgery?

Hypertrophy: Right ventricular hypertrophy is caused by increased pressure to lungs. This can be caused by a primary lung problem or to the valve (pulmonic vlave). If a lung problem usually no surgery necessary, but if the valve is bad a procedure might be necessary.

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My cousin was just born with what the dr said is a double outlet right ventricle dovr. What does this mean?

DORV: This is a very rare congenital heart defect when both great arteries exit the right ventricle, sending oxygen- poor blood to the body. The presence of a VSD (defect in the septal wall that allows some mixing of oxygenated blood) is beneficial to the DORV child, but surgical correction (open heart surgery) is necessary.

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What do you suggest if my cousin was just born with what the dr said is a double outlet right ventricle dovr. What is that?

See a Heart Surgeon: Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV) is a complex congenital heart disease where the aorta comes off of the right ventricle instead of the left. Children with this condition need to be evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist and pediatric heart surgeon. The specialists may be available at your regional children's hospital, but some kids are referred to larger hospitals for surgical evaluation.

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I was told my my dr that an ultrasound showed an enlarged right ventricle. However, he didn't explain what that meant. What is it exactly?

I was told my my dr that an ultrasound showed an enlarged right ventricle. However, he didn't explain what that meant. What is it exactly?

It's big: This means the ultrasound was looking at a chamber of the heart and it is dilated for some reason. Without knowing your full history, this can be caused by many things. Speak with your cardiologist and they can best give you more information on the likely cause.

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On ECHO Right Ventricle was 'Normal in size, normal in systolic function. However I noticed it said Rvidd 3.0 with a range of (.7-2.5 cm) but normal?

Likely normal: Most echo reports have a measurement section and a decriptive section. Your report indicates a discrepancy between the two. Typically the echo reader will put in a summary - if that indicates RV as normal you do not have to worry. The measurements have an inherent error and the reader usually will correct for it