Heart Disease Community
Congestive heartfailure -- size of left ventricle?
About This Community:

A community of people with Heart Disease to guide and support your heart-health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, nutrition, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Congestive heartfailure -- size of left ventricle?

My husband is 61, 6.2 tall and weighs ca. 200 lbls. He has severe dilated cardiomyopathy and has been informed that he has a left ventricular dilation of 7.7 cm. I would like to know what would be the normal size of the left ventricule for someone of his height and weight, and the seriousness of this condition. How much can the ventricule dilate and how long can you live with it? Thankyou.
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
367994_tn?1304957193
According to my records the normal size is 3.5 to 5.7 cm...women generally have smaller size and a very large sized individual may have a larger diastolic heart size than normal.  

An enlarged heart is not a disease, it is the result of a condition such as high blood pressure, valve insufficiency or non-compliance, etc. The treatment of the underlying cause can return the heart to normal size and functionality, Untreated or unsuccessfully treatment the heart will continue to dilate causing poor contactility and heart failure and/or a fatal irregular heart rate....the specific size is not the determining factor but how well one is compensated for a heart problem.

I had a dilated heart 7 years ago, and with proper medical treatment, exercise, proper diet, etc. my heart has returned to normal size and is functioning normally.

Thanks for sharing and if you have any further questions or comments you are welcome to respond.  Take care,

Ken
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
11548417_tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Aaronhoffer added the Heart Rhythm Tracker
6 hrs ago
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Niki0315 is ...anxious Comment
Aug 26
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled commented on Foods For Weight Loss...
Aug 26
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
11548417_tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL