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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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%
Can a slighly dilated right ventricle and mild pulmonary hypertension be ok for a 38 yo female with a history of asthma?
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 ?
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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