Top
10
Doctor insights on: The Left Ventricle Of The Heart

Share
1

1
What does an enlarged left ventricle of the heart do to a child?

What does an enlarged left ventricle of the heart do to a child?

Depends: Mitral valve regurgitation or cardiomyopathy are 2 common causes. Your doctor will be able to discuss the clinical ramification for the left ventricular enlargement and monitoring or follow up needed. ...Read more

5

5
What complications in the left ventricle of the heart are linked with anabolic steroid use?

What complications in the left ventricle of the heart are linked with anabolic steroid use?

Hypertrophy: While the results are not striking, studies of anabolic steroid users have shown a thicker left ventricle compared to non-using athletes. In some cases, this remains even when the steroid abuse stops. A condition called asymmetric ventricular hypertrophy, which can block one of the heart valves, as well as sudden cardiac death, have also been reported in abusers. If this is you, stop and get help. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Is it when you have an enlarged left ventricle in the heart considered very serious?

Is it when you have an enlarged left ventricle in the heart considered very serious?

Serious: Depending on the type and severity of the condition. The heart can be dilated or can be hypertrophic. Dilated heart can have a systolic dysfunction that can be idiopathic, ischemic, drug related etc. Diastolic dysfunction that can be from severe chronic hypertension, aortic valve stenosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Treatment can be different. 2d echocardiogram for diagnosis. ...Read more

8

8
Docs! Please tell me what happens if your left ventricle of your heart is getting strained?

Docs! Please tell me what happens if your left ventricle of your heart is getting strained?

Left Ventricle: When the left ventricle is pressure overloaded the muscle hypertrophies(overgrows)and this causes the fibers to get less nutrient from the vessels and gradually demand outruns supply and the muscle malfunctions. With volume load the fibers get overstretched and eventually lose contractility. There are also mixed forms of the two kinds of load. ...Read more

10

10
Somebody who really hated me for no real reason attacked me and gave me deep contusions over the left ventricle of heart and left temple. Will i die?

Somebody who really hated me for no real reason attacked me and gave me  deep contusions over the left ventricle of heart and left temple. Will i die?

Not likely: Deep contusions over ventricle are absorbed by chest wall and muscle (even if skinny), so not likely a problem. Only potential problem is left temple impact, but if typing question a few hrs or more after assault, then not likely a problem either. If having bad-->severe headache, any vomiting, go to er (911). If a "tylenol headache, " then should be ok. ...Read more