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Enlarged Right heart ventricle

I am an extremly fit 43 yr old ex college football player, and I have been diagnosised with an enlarged right heart ventricle after an echocardiagram and confirmed with a TEE.  I had an almost fainting spell with extreme sweats, and maybe 4 others like that over ten years.  I just had a lung scan and that was all clear and a sleep study also fine.  I still work out very hard and feel fine.  I have been scheduled for a cardiac mri to look for ARVDC, can this be possibel, I feel fantastic??
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Hi there,
I can confirm the exact cause of your symptoms only after I examine you and review your investigations. The common causes if enlarged right ventricle are long standing hypertension, cardiomyopathy, pulmonary hypertension, cardiomyopathy, Arrythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia etc.ARVDC is caused by genetic defects in parts of heart muscles. It can cause syncope and sudden cardiac death. A    magnetic resonance imaging study will show l abnormal contraction patterns and enlargement of the right side of heart, as well as fatty infiltration of the muscle. Get it done. It is best to rule out all possibilities. I hope it helps. Best of luck!
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Dr. ASharma,
  Thanks for your response, I had a Cardiac MRI that confirmed an enlarged RT heart ventricle, however they ruled out ARVDC.  The answer so far is my RT ventricle is enlarged due to exercising my whole life?  Is this possible to enlarge the RT but not the LT ventricle?  So, should I consider myself fine?  I have a repeat echocardiagram in six months to rule out "any myopathy playing out".
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