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What does it mean if an echo shows you have a mildly dilated right ventricle & mild pulmonary hypertension?

What does it mean if an echo shows you have a mildly dilated right ventricle & mild pulmonary hypertension?

Pulmonary HTN: Normally the right side of the heart is a low pressure system(only needs to pump blood to the lungs for oxygenation). For many different reasons, sometimes this low pressure system increases in pressure. This can create shortness of breath and low oxygen levels. If someone is asymptomatic with pulmonary hypertension, they should be followed especially if there is no known cause. ...Read more

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I have recently had a right PE which has cleared. now I have a mildly dilated right ventricle with trace tricuspid regurge. should I be concerned?

I have recently had a right PE which has cleared. now I have a mildly dilated right ventricle with trace tricuspid regurge. should I be concerned?

Expected.: The dilated right ventricle is expected. The trace tricuspid regurgitation is not something to worry about. As the blood clot clears the right ventricular strain should improve. You need to follow doctors advice regarding blood thinners. If your health is good in general then you probably have little to worry over. Best wishes. ...Read more

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23 years old. Right ventricle is mildly dilated. Trace mitral regurg. Trace tricuspid regurg. Ejection frac= 50-55%. Min HR 53BPM. Max HR 142BPM?

Unfortunately you: have provided information but you have not asked a question. The information you provided is not significantly abnormal. Is this what you want to know is there more? Consider an in-box consultation or a full face to face consultation. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a dilated right ventricle with mild apical hypokinesis?

What is the cause of a dilated right ventricle with mild apical hypokinesis?

Your cardiologist ca: Since this is a heart related matter, your family doctor should guide you and arrange a consultation with a cardiologist. Right heart can be dilated for any reasons that cause pulmonary hypertension such as chronic or acute lung disease. I would want to be sure there is no pulmonary emboli(blood clots in your lungs). ...Read more

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Can a slighly dilated right ventricle and mild pulmonary hypertension be ok for a 38 yo female with a history of asthma?

Can a slighly dilated right ventricle and mild pulmonary hypertension be ok for a 38 yo female with a history of asthma?

Pulmonary hypertensi: The diagnosis needs to be worked up to know the cause. It might be the asthma but need to be sure there isn't another cause. ...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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I was told my 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 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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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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My friend aged 58 has mildly dilated l ventricle, mild tricuspid regurg. What is the danger?

My friend aged 58 has mildly dilated l ventricle, mild tricuspid regurg. What is the danger?

Need more info: What you describe is common. A mildly dilated left ventricle caused by many things. It can also occur normally in athletes. Some other causes include high blood pressure, heart failure, valve disease, blocked arteries. Mild tricuspid regurge is also common and often of no concern. It can be a sign of high blood pressure in the lungs however. Your friend's doctor is the best source of answers. ...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 a 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 its a acute emergency. ...Read more

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33 weeks ultrasound showed impression of macrocephaly with dilated both lateral and III rd ventricles. Please what does it mean ?

33 weeks ultrasound showed impression of macrocephaly with dilated both lateral and III rd  ventricles. Please what does it mean ?

Consult neurosurgeon: This sounds like you had an ultrasound of your baby in utero. The dilated ventricles and macrocephaly suggest hydrocephalus. The cause is sometimes not immediately known based on the information provided. Frequently your ob/gyn physician will consult with a neurosurgeon to review the situation and to be available for evaluation/treatment when the baby is delivered. ...Read more

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20 weeks us shows baby has 2 cysts, a dilated 3rd ventricle and TCD below 5th on the brain, What does this mean? The doctor wouldn't tell me anything.

20 weeks us shows baby has 2 cysts, a dilated 3rd ventricle and TCD below 5th on the brain, What does this mean? The doctor wouldn't tell me anything.

Some thoughts...: Not sure what it means to say, "doctor wouldn't tell me anything." At 20 weeks, time is of the essence. Everyone involved has to get together now to decide whether or not the baby has a significant malformation. If so, one can consider aborting... which is why time is of the essence. Ask the doctor for the answer. Ask another for a second opinion if the first answer is not clear cut. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Baby girl 8 mon old weighs 3.2 kgs only.ASD closure on14Apr2014.Has Hypothyroidism,midly dialated ventricles & soft palate cleft.No weight gain yet.

Baby girl 8 mon old weighs 3.2 kgs only.ASD closure on14Apr2014.Has Hypothyroidism,midly dialated ventricles & soft palate cleft.No weight gain yet.

Concerning: ASD closed in April, no weight gain by end of June, Child's nutrition regimen needs to be evaluated by local doctors on several avenues...1. Caloric intake...enough to grow? 2. Feeding method--Is it designed to accommodate the cleft without causing respiratory distress? 3. Does the child tire out on feedings. 4. Thyroxine dosing may need to be addressed. ...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 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 in size, 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