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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
What is it?: What's mild septal hypertrophy?Get a more detailed answer ›
Can get better: Septal hypertrophy happens when the heart muscle has to work too hard and it grows. If it gets too big there is less space for it to hold and pump blood. You should work closely with your doctor to make sure that you get the work load off of your heart. You can stop progression but you shouldn't expect the hypertrophy to go away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if I have asymmetrical septal hypertrophy and no signs of obstructive cardiomyopathy can I do exercise?
Complicated question: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is one of the diseases that increases the risk of sudden death with exercise. The individual risks are hard to predict, although there are factors such as extreme hypertrophy that appear to increase risk. While some level of exercise may be possible, it is absolutely important that you discuss this in detail with your cardiologist. ...Read more
Mild HCM: Mild septal hypertrophy does not require treatment either with surgery or alcohol ablation - these techniques are reserved for severe septal hypertrophy with severe obstructive symptoms. The choice of which is to use is institution specific - it should be the technique used most often and successfully at the treating institution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kindly enlighten me on my 2D result stating of an Interventricular septal hypertrophy with good systolic function and signs of impaired relaxation. Do?
Could be from HCM: This combination is usually from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy especially if accompanied by shortness of breath with exertion, or discomfort in the chest with activity. It is important to be sure that septal thickness if greater than the thickness of the remainder of the heart muscle. It is important to be sure that the echocardiogram was adequate technical quality to make thee measurments ...Read more
Can someone tell me what borderline lvh with basal septal hypertrophy is please, I am worried and need to know if I have to go to further evaluation.Cardiologist told me it's nothing to worry about?
What is your BP?: Lvh means left ventricular hypertropy. This occurs when the heart is under more pressure than normal. Your heart (a muscle) will grow just like if you lifted iron. If your blood pressure and weight are normal than there is not much to worry about. If your BP or weight is up then you should try and lower these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi there... Ihad a question posted here. Is there a cure for mild septal hypertrophy? Whats an ENT got to do with cardiology
Septal hypertrophy: is your interventricular septum of your heart not the septum if your nose. It only needs to be treated if it's consider to be hypertrophic heart disease and causing you symptoms like passing out or shortness of breath with exertion. The treatment at that point will most likely require surgery. It's a complex diagnosis talk to your doc for complete details. ...Read moreSee 12 more doctor answers
What is interventricula septal hypertrophy? I had an echo that showed: preserved left ventricular contractility and interventricular septal hypertrophy. I was put on inderal 10mg twice a day but the doctor didn't really explain it. Can you tell me if th
Many: This is a complicated condition that is best handled in a major medical center with a team of doctors specializing in its treatment. Surgical complications of the repair include recurrence or failure to improve, ventricular septal defect, conduction system injury requiring pacemaker, arrhythmias, valve injury and death. There is also bleeding, infection, MI, stroke, lung and organ failure etc. ...Read more
Myectomy: Surgical myectomy may be done to treat certain patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and it would be prudent to discuss the risk/benefits with your physician (s). In certain complex cases, getting more than one medical opinion may be beneficial before embarking upon surgery. ...Read more
Why is it that people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy/left ventricular hypertrophy have sudden fatigue attacks-even while at rest?
IT IS A DISEASE OF: Your heart musclein which a part of the heart muscle is thickened or hypertrophied without any obvious cause. It is better known for causing silent, sudden cardiac death in otherwise healthy young people and athletes. Younger people are likely to have a more severe form of hcm. It is frequently free of symptoms until sudden cardiac death, and for this reason some suggest screening these youngsters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HCM: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, and obstruction to outflow may occur. Arrhythmias may occur as well. It is commonly inherited, first degree relatives should be screened. Patients may have severe symptoms, or no symptoms at all. It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy. ...Read more
Genetic defect: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is caused by a mutation in one of several genes that codes for cardiac contractile proteins (sarcomeric proteins.) typically, these are inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. Spontaneous mutations do occur. Over 50% of people have an affected parent, but disease expression is variable. ...Read more