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Explain dilated left ventricle in reference to lvh. Can the ventricle walls increase exterior thickness out and interior thicknessin at the same time

Explain dilated left ventricle in reference to lvh.  Can the ventricle walls increase exterior thickness out and interior thicknessin at the same time

LVH: Left ventricular hypertrophy refers to increased wall thickness. Left ventricular dilation refers to increased left ventricular cavity size. Many conditions are a combination of both, some are limited primarily to hypertrophy. ...Read more

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echo said I had moderately dilated left ventricle another said it was not a few months later. Still get possible LVH on ekg. Don't know what to do.

echo said I had moderately dilated left ventricle another said it was not a few months later. Still get possible LVH on ekg. Don't know what to do.

Test Result: Sometimes a test measurement will look abnormal on one evaluation and then normal on another simply due to minor differences in operator skill, type of machine used, the interpreting MD's skills, or simple errors. Test Results always need to be interpreted with consideration of the individual patient's issues in conjunction with a physical examination and correlation with all available data. ...Read more

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In addition to mild hypokinesis of the left ventricle when ejection fraction is 48% and left atrium is moderately dilated, what could that indicate?

In addition to mild hypokinesis of the left ventricle when ejection fraction is 48% and left atrium is moderately dilated, what could that indicate?

EF: What this means is that there is a region of your heart that is not moving properly. This likely secondary to impaired irrigation from a possible stenosis vessel. Depending on the reason you could have diastolic/systolic dysfunction. Giving the dilated atrium. You should likely be on bblockers, acei, Aspirin, ...Read more

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What does a moderately dilated left ventricle signify?normal systolic function,EF 55-60%,wall thickness normal.mitral/tricuspid regurgitation present.

What does a moderately dilated left ventricle signify?normal systolic function,EF 55-60%,wall thickness normal.mitral/tricuspid regurgitation present.

Dilation: In the presence of mitral regurgitaton, a moderately dilated left ventricle with normal EF implies a significant volume of mitral regurgitation. This should be followed up by a cardiologist to determine if more attention is required at this point. ...Read more

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How serious is subaortic vsd (1.1 cm)? The mitral and tricuspid valves show redundant leaflets with evidences of prolapse and the left ventricle is slightly dilated.

How serious is subaortic vsd (1.1 cm)? The mitral and tricuspid valves show redundant leaflets with evidences of prolapse and the left ventricle is slightly dilated.

May need surgery: Typically, a 1.1 cm diameter vsd will need surgery in the first few months of life. However, in high quality pediatric heart surgery programs, the risks of repair of an isolated vsd are low and the long-term outcome should be excellent. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does left ventricle - grade 1 with no evidence of diastolic dysfunction mean?

Mild stiffness: your heart is mildly stiff-maybe from high blood pressure -but it still functions well and therefore no evidence of diastolic dysfunction. ...Read more

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What is a "fixed photopenia in the anteroseptal segment of the left ventricle" mean? I had a nuclear stress test done.

What is a "fixed photopenia in the anteroseptal segment of the left ventricle" mean? I had a nuclear stress test done.

Not enough info: There's not enough information to comment. It can be a breast artifact. If there's no wall motion abnormality, it's very likely an artifact. ...Read more

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I have prolong qt intervel of 503. What does mid cavity obliteration of left ventricle mean?

I have prolong qt intervel of 503. What does mid cavity obliteration of left ventricle mean?

Mid cavity: Mid cavity obliteration means that during contraction of the left ventricle the walls come together in the middle of the chamber before the blood has emptied from the bottom part of the chamber, this creates a stress upon the heart and can cause muscular and electrical heart problems. ...Read more

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PET scan said: On FDG images, there is diffuse FDG uptake throughout the left ventricle wall including the septum. What does that mean?

PET scan said: 
On FDG images, there is diffuse FDG uptake throughout the left ventricle wall including the septum. 
What does that mean?

Need more informatio: You need to give us your medical history and explain the reason for doing a PET scan? Did you have chest pain or suspicion of heart disease?. What did your doctor tell you about the meaning of your PET scan report? FDG uptake is normal for the heart....lack of it might indicate a scar or damage to the heart muscle...but you do not seem to have that problem. ...Read more

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I just had an echo stress test that indicated the left ventricle cavity size was decreased, what does that mean?

I just had an echo stress test that indicated the left ventricle cavity size was decreased, what does that mean?

More info needed: BUT if you are saying at the end of the stress test, "LV cavity size decreased" then that is NORMAL. Augmentation of LV systolic function and decrease LV cavity size is normal with excercise and what is supposed to happen when we need to pump out more blood to our skeletal muscles. ...Read more

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PET scan said for sarcoidosis: On FDG images, there is diffuse FDG uptake throughout the left ventricle wall including the septum. What does that mean?

PET scan said for sarcoidosis: On FDG images, there is diffuse FDG uptake throughout the left ventricle wall including the septum. What does that mean?

Ask your doc...: FDG-enhanced PET/CT is to show the unusual increase or decrease in glucose metabolism at certain areas of the body especially inside a mass - before or after drug treatment. Based on the features and distribution of FDG imaging enhancement as defined from experience, a diagnosis can be drawn; of course, biopsy is ultimate means for confirmation. So, ask doc - treating or radiologist timely. ...Read more

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What does "mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy, septum is akinetic & left ventricle is severely hypokinetic. " mean?

Heart failure: This is typically seen on echocardiogram in patients who have or will develop heart failure, most often as result of coronary artery disease. You need to see a cardiologist for further testing asap! ...Read more

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My mother's report says "Mild provocable ischemia noted in apico-anterolateral and mid-anterolateral segment of left ventricle." What does this mean ?

My mother's report says "Mild provocable ischemia noted in apico-anterolateral and mid-anterolateral segment of left ventricle." What does this mean ?

Provocable ischemia: means induced poor or lack of blood flow to a particular organ. In this case, a particular area of the heart. Usually occurs when the coronary arteries, the arteries that feed the heart, are clogged or compressed. Typically worsens with exertion, when the arteries are clogged. Reduction in cholesterol & BP by eating healthier helps as well as if serious disease, stent placement to keep flow going ...Read more

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What does hypokinesia of intraventricular septum apical.Concentric remodeling of the left ventricle w/segmental wall motion abnormality mean?

Consequences: Description is very typical reflection for consequences of long term uncontrolled high cholesterol and blood pressure. I also guess that you might have had heart attack in past. (silent infarct?).
Practically this mean that your heart is no longer as efficient pumping blood through your body as it used to be.
You definitely need to be under care and see your doctor regularly to avoid worsening. ...Read more

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What is small antero septal ischemia vs. Attenutaion? Does it mean a heart attack? What is a left ventricle hypertrophy?

What is small antero septal ischemia vs. Attenutaion? Does it mean a heart attack?  What is a left ventricle hypertrophy?

Many questions: Check with your doc asap

ischemia means clogged arteries.

Heart attack means closed arteries!

lvh usually means high blood pressure for many years.

Check with your doc asap. ...Read more

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D dimer 0.93, found 4.5 taaw/ct angio/w/contrast, echo, mildthickening of left ventricle&atrium, slight regurgitation of all heart valves.Mean?

D dimer 0.93, found 4.5 taaw/ct angio/w/contrast, echo, mildthickening of left ventricle&atrium, slight regurgitation of all heart valves.Mean?

Need more info: Making a diagnosis is more than looking at numbers. It takes physical exam and knowing the medical history. The best person to give you the answer you seek is the cardiologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of failure of the left ventricle?

What are the symptoms of failure of the left ventricle?

Several: They symptoms of left ventricular failure include, shortness of breath (sob) and fatigue and weakness. There can be increased sob with activity. Other symptoms include orthopnea (inability to lie flat b/c sob), edema (swelling), frequent urination at night, waking suddenly with severe sob (pnd), and sometimes chest pain. ...Read more

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How would my child have gotten a hypoplastic left ventricle?

How would my child have gotten a hypoplastic left ventricle?

Not well understood: The underdevelopment of the left sided heart structures begins early in fetal life and is likely related to decreased blood flow through the left side of the heart. Gene mutations have been identified in sporadic cases, and, after having a child with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, there is a higher risk for subsequent children with the condition suggesting that inherited factors play a role. ...Read more

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What are the implications of left ventricle dystolic disorder (lvdd) stage 1?

Blood pressure: You need to check and treat your blood pressure if it's high. Diastolic dysfunction will progress to heart failure if the underlying cause is not treated. Ventricle become less compliant. ...Read more

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How much blood is left in left ventricle after diastole?

Depends....: The ef (ejection fraction) is the percentage of blood ejected with each beat. Normal is 55-70%. Edv (end diastolic volume) is usually estimated by echocardiography using a biplane method of discs method using the apical 2 & 4 chamber views. ...Read more

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Does a child with a hypoplastic left ventricle need surgery?

Does a child with a hypoplastic left ventricle need surgery?

Yes: A child with hypoplastic left heart syndrome does not have a functioning left ventricle, which is the pump that pushes blood to the body. Untreated, newborn infants will become critically ill within the first weeks of life. Surgery does not repair the problem, but can help create a more stable circulation of blood to allow the child to grow. Ultimately several surgeries are necessary. ...Read more

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I need information on left ventricle assistance device lvad ?

Info on LVADs: You should start with your primary care physician first, especially if you do not have a cardiologist. He or she can point you in the right direction for more info. Medscape has links to many articles aboud lvads many of which are understandable by non-medical persons. Your doctor can help explain articles you find as well. ...Read more

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Are pvcs in right venrtrivcle more concering than left ventricle?

Are pvcs in right venrtrivcle more concering than left ventricle?

Not necessarily: Much more important than the location is the frequency. Infrequent pvcs are common and rarely dangerous. Frequent pvcs have greater potential to cause serious rhythm disturbances, regardless of the ventricle of origin. Locating the origin is important mainly in deciding if there is a single focus, and for cardiologists who are considering (relatively rare) ablation (destruction) of such a focus. ...Read more

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What is mild to moderate global hypokinesis of the left ventricle?

Poor heart function: The left ventricle is the part of the heart that pumps blood to the body. Hypokinesis means not pumping as well as it should. Global mean the whole left ventricle. Mild to moderate shows the degree of malfunction (as compared to normal or severe). Your doctor can help determine the cause of the poor function, but this could include heart attack, poor circulation, infection, or poor nutrition. ...Read more

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How symptomatic is someone with Mild Global hypokinesis of LEFT VENTRICLE?

Mild: Generally if the patient is otherwise healthy decisions would be mild. If the patient had significant other illnesses like uncontrolled diabetes uncontrolled lung disease obesity and even mild global hypokinesis can be very symptomatic ...Read more

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Can mild hypokinesis of the left ventricle be a normal variant for some people?

Can mild hypokinesis of the left ventricle be a normal variant for some people?

By definition, if: Called mild hypokinesis, then it is abnormally decreased left ventricle wall motion.

There is a range of normal, based on visual inspection, heart size and experience, but when the wall motion is less than expected, it is hypokinetic. Mild hypokinesis generally means nearly normal, but it is not a normal variant. ...Read more

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Hi docs! wondering what amount of blood the left atriam and left ventricle push in each cycle?

Hi docs! wondering what amount of blood the left atriam and left ventricle push in each cycle?

Cardiac output: Cardiac output is measured in terms of stroke volume times heart rate. Each beat of the heart a stroke volume of about 70 ml is pumped, with a resting heart rate of around 70 beats per minute, you pump around 5 liters per minute. Of course, during exercise these numbers go up. Cardiac muscle fibers are organized so that if they are stretched by increased volume they pump harder. ...Read more

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If I have been diagnosed with 50% myopathy in my left ventricle, is just watching and getting more exercise the best course?

If I have been diagnosed with 50% myopathy in my left ventricle, is just watching and getting more exercise the best course?

And...: Being on the right medications. The combination of proper medication, exercise, and time can improve your heart function and quality of life immensely. Good luk! ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with enlargement of left ventricle and slightly high cholestrol.Im also over weight..Please kindly advice on what to do?

Been diagnosed with enlargement of left ventricle and slightly high cholestrol.Im also over weight..Please kindly advice on what to do?

Fitness: All fat people have oversized hearts. The pathology community has known this for a century. get back to the exercised focused lifestyle you loved as a teen. You will be doing yourself a huge favor. ...Read more