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Hi there would surgery. Cure mild septal hypertrophy?

Hi  there  would  surgery. Cure  mild septal hypertrophy?

Shouldn't need: As you describe it, there should not be a need for surgery. If you have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, surgery is done to relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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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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Hi there...Would tthere be a complete cure for mild septal hypertrophy?

Hi there...Would tthere  be  a complete cure for  mild septal  hypertrophy?

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 more

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Can you tell me if I have asymmetrical septal hypertrophy and no signs of obstructive cardiomyopathy can I do exercise?

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

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Hi ...Would surgery cure mild septal hypertrophy or alcohol ablatiion...Either....Thank you?

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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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What are some complications septal myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

What are some complications septal myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

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

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a heart condition in which the middle wall of the heart becomes thickened, which can disrupt the flow of blood ...Read more