what does a mildly dilated right ventricle mean

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Dr. Gavin Noble answered:

Does a Dilated Right Ventricle ever require open heart surgery? If not, can a person live normally & actively with one? Cause of dilation is unknown.

Not usually

There are many possible causes of rv dilatation, including lung disease, pulm hypertension, sleep apnea and tricuspid regurgitation (leaky valve). Depending on the cause most people will live normally. The rv can be hard to judge on echocardiogram, and sometimes an rv might seem dilated due to technical artifact but actually be normal. Please continue close f/u with your md.
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Can right ventricle dilation cause heart palpitations?

Yes

Dilation of any of the heart chambers can cause disordering of the heart's conduction system & cause palpitations or arrythmias
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Dr. Craig A. Brown answered:

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.
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A transthoratic echocardiogram shows a dialated right ventricle, dialated right atrium and mild pulmonic regurgitation. What does this mean?

Sounds like possible

Right heart strain. Pulmonary hypertension? Talk to your physician or cardiologist
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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.
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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.
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What does plugged left and right ventricle mean in cardiology language and what is the treatment for it?

No idea

There is no term "plugged" that would be used in that context
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I have a mildly dilated right ventricle and mild pulmonary hypertension. Can I get pregnant?

Yes, higher risks.

Yes but under the supervision of a cardiologist since pregnancy will increase cardiac output, heart rate and volume and can exacerbate those conditions you already have. It would be considered a moderate to high risk pregnancy. Those conditions of right sided overload could be improved by losing weight and treating sleep apnea.
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Dr. Barton B. Cook answered:

What kind of condition is a double outlet right ventricle (D.O.R.V.)?

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).
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Dr. Andrew L. Doe answered:

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.
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