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Whats the difference between right ventricular enlargement, cardiomyopathy and right sided heart failure? What is worse?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

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RV enlargement can be a SIGN of something wrong with the RV (weakness, pressure or volume overload).
Cardiomyopathy means muscle weakness: the ventricle fails to contracts with normal vigor. This can be due to many things: the commonest are viral infection, alcohol, and genetics. If the RV can't handle the load, it may eventually fail resulting in"right sided heart failure".

In brief: Hello again!

RV enlargement can be a SIGN of something wrong with the RV (weakness, pressure or volume overload).
Cardiomyopathy means muscle weakness: the ventricle fails to contracts with normal vigor. This can be due to many things: the commonest are viral infection, alcohol, and genetics. If the RV can't handle the load, it may eventually fail resulting in"right sided heart failure".
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