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How dangerous is an enlarged ventricle?

How dangerous is an enlarged ventricle?

Enlarged Ventricle: An enlarged ventricle is usually a symptom of another undrlying problem. There are idiopathic or unknown causes but generally hypertension is the main culprit. Pulmonary hypertension causes enlargement of the right, and systemic hypertension causes enlargement of the left. Danger depends on the degree and type of enlargement. You should seek further evaluation by a cardiologist! ...Read more

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Home come the walls of the atria are thinner than the walls of the ventricles?

Home come the walls of the atria are thinner than the walls of the ventricles?

Atria: it's the same reason why Arnold Schwarzenegger got bigger than I did when we went to the same gym. He like the ventricles was working out harder and doing more work. ...Read more

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What is the difference in thickness of the walls of the atria and the ventricles and why?

Pressure: The atrial are "low" pressure chambers and have thinner walls. The ventricles are "high" pressure chambers, to pump the blood out to the body and have normally thicker walls. ...Read more

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What are the tests for single ventricle?

What are the tests for single ventricle?

You can't survive.: You cannot survive with a single ventricle! I am assuming you mean heart. ...Read more

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When can they diagnose a single ventricle?

Early second trimest: A fetal echocardiogram can be performed as early as 13-15 weeks gestation in some instances.The majority will be performed after 18-22 weeks during a pregnancy.A diagnosis can be made at that time and monitored through the pregnancy and a plan can be put in place regarding the delivery and neonatal care.Surgical planning can be started after the first diagnosis. Neonatal diagnosis is also possible. ...Read more

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What differentiates the atria from the ventricles?

Location: They are different chambers of the heart. The atria are the 2 upper and the ventricles the 2 lower. Blood flows from the Right atrium to right ventricle thru the pulmonary aorta to the lungs and than to the left atria and then the left ventricle and out to the body in the aorta. ...Read more

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What causes the development of a ?Single ventricle?

What causes the development of a ?Single ventricle?

Unknown: A single ventricle includes conditions such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome, tricuspid atresia, double-inlet left ventricle, and pulmonary atresia with intact septum.Honestly, it is not known why these defect occur. ...Read more

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What's the normal size for left ventricle in women?

What's the normal size for left ventricle in women?

This seems right: http://www.echopedia.org/index.php/Normal_Values_of_TTE seems to have the right info. Of course the woman has to be full size for this to be valid. ...Read more

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Are the chordae tendinae located in both ventricles?

Yes: These serve as the support "strings" for the mitral & tricuspid valves. ...Read more

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