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septal hypertrphy

hello doctor,

could you please tell us the meaning of septal hypertrophy,what is the cause of having septal hypertrophy,how can be remove and treat
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First off, we are not doctors on this board, they are on the expert forum so you may want to try there as well. Septal hypertrophy is a thickening of the walls separating the chambers of your heart, usually due to high blood pressure. What you need to focus on is your EF % to monitor the efficiency of your heart. Anything over 50% is normal. By tracking this number you can see if the septal hypertrophy is affecting your heart function.

This is more a symptom of an underlying disease than it is a disease in it's self. You should be working with your doctor to determine why your septal wall has thickened and treating that condition.

Good luck,

Jon
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Two other things you need to find out is if the septal is obstructing any blood flow out of your heart. The other is arrhythmia`s some times a thick septal muscle can cause arrhythmia`s. This is real common in Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Not saying that is what you have, It`s important to work close with your doctor to rule out HCM. You may want to ask your doctor if you have any diastolic dysfunction A stiffness in your heart muscle.

There are a few surgical procedures that can thin the septum down.

By the way I have Diastolic heart failure with a preserved EF so EF is not the only way to check the function of your heart.
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Good points, however there is no mention of diastolic dysfunction or LVH, only septal hypertrophy which in itself will not normally cause any issues with the diastolic function of the LV. I can impact EF is there is an abnormal contraction ability during the systolic phase of each beat.

This is a very complicated topic, but again this is a sign of an underlying issue which needs to be addressed.

Jon
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I have to agree with kevk regarding EF. I had a totally occlusion in the top of my LAD and the bottom was fed with collaterals, around 3-5% of normal flow. Angina was very bad on any exertion, yet my LVEF has always been 70%.
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