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Doctor insights on: Slightly Enlarged Right Ventricle

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What does it mean to have a "slightly" enlarged right ventricle?

What does it mean to have a "slightly" enlarged right ventricle?

RVE: Right ventricular enlargement or rve typically occurs when the right side of the heart is stressed by the need to generate either increased blood flow or pressure. ...Read more

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I was told 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 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. ...Read more

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3 years post op (hem. Stroke): larger hypodense zone temporoparietal-right with enlargement of the right ventricle ex vacuo; any prognosis? Tnx

3 years post op (hem. Stroke): larger hypodense zone temporoparietal-right with enlargement of the right ventricle ex vacuo; any prognosis? Tnx

"Hole" in the brain: This is just an imaging description of the hole in the brain where the hemorrhage happened. These areas usually fill in with cerebrospinal fluid (csf). This will not change or worsen your condition over time. The prognosis depends on whether you keep your stroke risk factors (especially blood pressure) under control (preventing another stroke is the goal). ...Read more

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I was told I've got an enlarged right ventricle and a heart murmur. Did onecause the other perhaps?

I was told I've got an enlarged right ventricle and a heart murmur. Did onecause the other perhaps?

They could be: It would depend on which valve is involved with the murmur. Usually I try to put everything into one process but it's not always that way. The only way to tell is to look at the echo. Ask your doctor they should be able to put it all together for you. ...Read more

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Hi i have history of recurrent p.e. I have enlarged right ventricle (mild rvf). I have had cold sweats while hoovering. I also have rec top left arm pain?

Hi i have history of recurrent p.e. I have enlarged right ventricle (mild rvf). I have had cold sweats while hoovering. I also have rec top left arm pain?

Concerned: Your symptoms alone are very concerning, but particularly so given your past medical history. Your sweats and left arm pain. Are most concerning for a heart attack. You should seek immediate medical attention, and go to the ER if necessary ...Read more

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Sob. Chest xray ok. Echo — some damage. Stress test/nuclear- heart skips every other beat; right ventricle enlrgd. Oxygen ok. No hbp. Why sob? Next?

Sob. Chest xray ok. Echo — some damage. Stress test/nuclear- heart skips every other beat; right ventricle enlrgd.  Oxygen ok. No hbp.  Why sob? Next?

Short of breath : Ct scan of the chest. If your right ventricle is enlarged and you have shortness of breath further testing is indicated. Causes such as pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, vasculitis need to be considered. You should probably see a pulmonologist. ...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

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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. ...Read more

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I had an echocardiogram and the right ventricle was not "well visualized". There was no report on it. Why would that happen and what should happen?

There are lots of: reasons that the right ventricle may not have been well visualized and the most likely is your body habitus (that means your size and anatomic configuration) as well as your lung position with respect to the heart. Unless you have a specific cardiac problem it is unlikely to be of any significance. I doubt anything else needs to be done. Trust your health care provider to decide what else to do. ...Read more

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What is a double outlet right ventricle?

What is a double outlet right ventricle?

See below:: It's a congenital heart disease in which the aorta rises from the right ventricle (the chamber of the heart that pumps blood to the lungs), instead of from the left ventricle (the normal pumpng chamber to the body). Both the pulmonary artery (which carries oxygen-poor blood to the lungs) and aorta (which carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the body) comefrom the same pumping chamber. ...Read more

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How do you fix a double outlet right ventricle?

DORV: Dorv falls into a spectrum of complicated congenital heart defets. The initial goal is to balance your pulmonary versus systemic blood flow. I would highly suggest you speak with your pediatric cardiologist and heart surgeon for complete diagnosis, prognosis and surgical pathway. ...Read more

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Is having a double outlet right ventricle hereditary?

No: If you have a family history of congenital structural heart disease, then is a very slight increased risk of some type of congenital heart disease, but the chance of it being exactly the same thing would be very small. ...Read more

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What are the tests for double outlet right ventricle?

What are the tests for double outlet right ventricle?

Blue baby diagnosis: A double outlet right ventricle is diagnosed by an echocardiogram, either prenatally or at birth when the infant remains blue after birth. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of double outlet right ventricle?

Cyanosis and CHF. : There is fairly wide variety of DORV but generally babies present with cyanosis or CHF depending on whether DORV is associated with pulmonary stenosis or not. ...Read more

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What is the procedure to fix a double outlet right ventricle?

What is the procedure to fix a double outlet right ventricle?

Depends: The choice of corrective surgery(s) for double outlet right ventricle depends upon the associated structural abnormality (ies) inside of heart, e.g., pulmonic stenosis. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is a double outlet right ventricle (d.O.R.V.)?

Complex congenital: Dorv is a congenital heart disease in which the aorta rises from the right ventricle (that pumps blood to the lungs), instead of from the left ventricle (that pumps blood to the body). Both the pulmonary artery (which carries oxygen-poor blood to the lungs) and aorta (which carries oxygen-rich blood to the body) come from the right ventricle. There is also a vsd (ventricular septal defect). ...Read more

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How long does it take for a child to recover from a double outlet right ventricle?

How long does it take for a child to recover from a double outlet right ventricle?

What do you mean?: Children don't recover from congenital heart defects of this sort unless they are surgically corrected. How fast they recover from surgery depends on the nature of the surgery and lots of other circumstances. Speak with your pediatric cardiologist or thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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On ECHO Right Ventricle was 'Normal, 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 ...Read more

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What might be cause/implictns of bend in right ventricle and abnormal rhythm patterns? 28 & healthy frequent palps but no fainting. Laymens terms please

Band?: I think you mean "band"? It's actually a moderator band and it lives in the right ventricle. It's a normal structure but is only seen on some echoes (due to technical issues). It causes no symptoms and does not require treatment. Here is a simple explanation:http://www.Vhlab. Umn. Edu/atlas/right-ventricle/moderator-band/. ...Read more

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Brain right ventricle 8mm lesion -cyst or tumor?

Brain right ventricle 8mm lesion -cyst or tumor?

Hard to say: If the interpretation on the MRI by the radiologist is that it is a cyst, then it is likely benign. It also depends on if there is any area of enhancement that would suggest a tumor. Also, if you have serial MRI scans, you can tell if it is getting bigger or changing which is more likely a tumor. The location in the ventricle is important too. If it obstructs the foramen it could be a problem. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are heart defects that include the aorta arising from the right ventricle?

I was wondering what are heart defects that include the aorta arising from the right ventricle?

Several: The two most common heart defects that include the aorta arising from the right ventricle are (1) transposition of the great arteries (tga) and (2) double outlet right ventricle (dorv). ...Read more

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Had echo for eval. Of murmur. Everything came out normal. I saw that the right ventricle was 2.3 cm. Listed normal but is this ok?

Probably is OK: There are several ways to measure the right ventricle, so given that the rv measures within the normal range of parameters they provided is reassuring.
Of common measurments that are typically used to determine rv size, 2.3cm is well within normal parameters. ...Read more

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What does T wave abnormalities on the right ventricle mean? Was in ER and that was found with RBBB. I was told not to worry about the palps.

See a cardiologist: I disagree, I think a cardiologist should examine you, probably do an echo. A 34 y/o with RBBB could be normal but could have several underlying causes. I would play safe than being sorry. ER doctor usually only worry if it's an acute emergency. ...Read more