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What does an enlarged left ventricle of the heart do to a child?

What does an enlarged left ventricle of the heart do to a child?

Depends: Mitral valve regurgitation or cardiomyopathy are 2 common causes. Your doctor will be able to discuss the clinical ramification for the left ventricular enlargement and monitoring or follow up needed. ...Read more

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Is it when you have an enlarged left ventricle in the heart considered very serious?

Is it when you have an enlarged left ventricle in the heart considered very serious?

Serious: Depending on the type and severity of the condition. The heart can be dilated or can be hypertrophic. Dilated heart can have a systolic dysfunction that can be idiopathic, ischemic, drug related etc. Diastolic dysfunction that can be from severe chronic hypertension, aortic valve stenosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Treatment can be different. 2d echocardiogram for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Husband has high BP and an enlarged left ventricle. He started BP meds yesterday:olmetec.He has been a high endurance biker? heart due to this or bp?

Husband has high BP and an enlarged left ventricle. He started BP meds yesterday:olmetec.He has been a high endurance biker? heart due to this or bp?

Complicated question: Need to know more details of your husband's condition. His "enlarged left ventricle" may be from exercise or may be some heart failure. I would be happy to help out if you consult me and we can discuss it! ...Read more

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Do i need medication for these #s tc-236 hdl-42 trg-194 ldl-156 non-hdl-195 tc\hdl 5.7 bmi-30.2 male 45 years, old 6'2" 230 lbs, history of heart disease in the family. I was diagnosed with ischemic cardio miopathy (enlargement of the left ventricle) my e

Do i need medication for these #s tc-236 hdl-42 trg-194 ldl-156 non-hdl-195 tc\hdl 5.7 bmi-30.2 male 45 years, old 6'2" 230 lbs, history of heart disease in the family. I was diagnosed with ischemic cardio miopathy (enlargement of the left ventricle) my e

Yes & check LDL-P: You will need to be treated. The best indicator of response is another measure of LDL and HDL quantity - LDL and HDL particle number (ldl-p and hdl-p). When tg is high and hdl-c is low it is common to have high ldl-p and low hdl-p. Treat additional contributing factors (sugar, thyroid, kidney problems), optimize diet / exercise, and use medication as needed to get to low ldl-p (<1000). ...Read more

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What complications in the left ventricle of the heart are linked with anabolic steroid use?

What complications in the left ventricle of the heart are linked with anabolic steroid use?

Hypertrophy: While the results are not striking, studies of anabolic steroid users have shown a thicker left ventricle compared to non-using athletes. In some cases, this remains even when the steroid abuse stops. A condition called asymmetric ventricular hypertrophy, which can block one of the heart valves, as well as sudden cardiac death, have also been reported in abusers. If this is you, stop and get help. ...Read more

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