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Can mild obstructive sleep apnea cause rv enlargement in the heart?

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Dr. Russell Sliker
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sleep apnea risk

Any diagnosis of sleep apnea is a risk factor for strain on the heart and its demand for oxygen rich blood transport.
How bad your sleep apnea is will determine how quickly you develop problems with your heart and it related organ systems.

In brief: Sleep apnea risk

Any diagnosis of sleep apnea is a risk factor for strain on the heart and its demand for oxygen rich blood transport.
How bad your sleep apnea is will determine how quickly you develop problems with your heart and it related organ systems.
Dr. Russell Sliker
Dr. Russell Sliker
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Dr. David Fox
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

This is one of the reasons why sleep apnea should be treated since it can lead to ride sided heart failure.
If treated right ventricular enlargement and heart failure can be prevented.

In brief: Yes

This is one of the reasons why sleep apnea should be treated since it can lead to ride sided heart failure.
If treated right ventricular enlargement and heart failure can be prevented.
Dr. David Fox
Dr. David Fox
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Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

If it lasts long time.

In brief: Yes

If it lasts long time.
Dr. Boris Ripa
Dr. Boris Ripa
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Not if really mild

You're a 25 year old man and if you're either reasonably athletic or a little bit fat, you're perfectly entitled to have a big right ventricle.
Do everything you can to get that sleep apnea managed. Try to make some life / attitude adjustments so that you won't be trapped by anxiety -- your physician's a great guide here. You may never find the cause of the heart block. Best wishes.

In brief: Not if really mild

You're a 25 year old man and if you're either reasonably athletic or a little bit fat, you're perfectly entitled to have a big right ventricle.
Do everything you can to get that sleep apnea managed. Try to make some life / attitude adjustments so that you won't be trapped by anxiety -- your physician's a great guide here. You may never find the cause of the heart block. Best wishes.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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