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Doctor insights on: Right Ventricular Hypertrophy

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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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Rule out right ventricular hypertrophy?

Rule out right ventricular hypertrophy?

Cardiac eval: An ekg should shows signs of ventricular hypertrophy but to get the best information an echocardiogram should be done. ...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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What to do if right ventricular hypertrophy?

What to do if right ventricular hypertrophy?

RVH: Every finding such as RVH requires an etiologic diagnosis. That is 'why do you have RVH?' If real right ventricular hypertrophy is present there should be an explainable cause and then the cause may require treatment. ...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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Does patent foramen ovale cause right ventricular hypertrophy? If so why?

Does patent foramen ovale cause right ventricular hypertrophy? If so why?

ASD=RV volume load: This may be a matter of semantics/terminology. Sometimes, patients with an atrial septal defect (ASD) are labeled as having a patent foramen ovale, as both lesions occur in the same spot. If there is an asd, there can be sufficient left-to-right shunting at the atrial level, resulting in rv volume overload, rv enlargement and rv hypertrophy. ...Read more

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I have had 5 ECG's in the past, i had another one today, but this one said "consider right ventricular hypertrophy" could it be wrong? really worried.

I have had 5 ECG's in the past, i had another one today, but this one said "consider right ventricular hypertrophy" could it be wrong? really worried.

ECG: ECG's are now automatically read by a machine which prints out an interpretation to a pattern. The patterns reflect the integrity of the electrical system of the heart. At your age, and normal ECG's you need to consider other non cardiac reasons for chest pain such as gastric reflux, gas, abdominal pain. RVH is a person your age is rare. Get a consult from a good cardiologist. ...Read more