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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more