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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
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
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
I was told I've got an enlarged right ventricle and a heart murmur. Did onecause the other perhaps?
What is the solution for 24 days old newborn who has a 4 mm VSD and 8mm VSD, enlarged right ventricle, very narrow aortic isthmus and 80 over 80 bp?
Pediatric cardiology: And pediatric cardiac surgery are the experts to tell you the treatment plan, good luck ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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