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What Does A Mildly Dilated Right Ventricle Mean
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
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?
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
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
A transthoratic echocardiogram shows a dialated right ventricle, dialated right atrium and mild pulmonic regurgitation. What does this mean?
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
Hi I'm 23 years old and I have a dilated right ventricle of 240ml is this really badly dilated? Or just a normal finding? The ejection fraction is 51%
A little off for 23:
E-s-v: end systolic volume Ave: 120ml range 65-240
e-d-v: end diastilc volume Ave: 50 range: 16-143
ave ejection fraction: 58% range: 55-70% ...Read more
Can a slighly dilated right ventricle and mild pulmonary hypertension be ok for a 38 yo female with a history of asthma?
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
With right ventricle dilatation where would your Apex beat be if it was misplaced because of the right ventricle dilatation? Left or Right side?
Left side of the chest, slightly more medial than the usual place for the Left ventricular apical impulse.
Either way: why would you like to palpate right or left ventricle if you are not a professional?
It is not helpful to (mis)interpret medical findings/tests when you do not have the knowledge of the "big picture", nor it is to read technical details that are not going to make you feel better. ...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
I have read about the right ventricle being the neglected chamber. But now a days, do most (or all) cardiologist take the rv seriously? Or still neg?
Right ventricle: Cardiologists are very cognizant of the importance of the right ventricle. ...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 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
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