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What does it mean to have a "slightly" enlarged right ventricle ?

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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: RV enlargement

Suggests the right ventricle is encountering increased resistance when it pumps blood to the lungs.
Common causes: pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary valve stenosis &/or regurgitation, high altitude, copd, cardiac fibrosis, athletic heart, congenital anomalies like tetralogy of fallot or ventricular septal defect. Cardiologist can test for these conditions & offer options.

In brief: RV enlargement

Suggests the right ventricle is encountering increased resistance when it pumps blood to the lungs.
Common causes: pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary valve stenosis &/or regurgitation, high altitude, copd, cardiac fibrosis, athletic heart, congenital anomalies like tetralogy of fallot or ventricular septal defect. Cardiologist can test for these conditions & offer options.
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