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whats the normal value of left ventricle? what is borderline measurement? what is dilated measurement?

whats the normal value of left ventricle? what is borderline measurement? what is dilated measurement?
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You need to be more specific in the particular value you are asking for, there are many
measurements.
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what is considered dilated left ventricle?
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Here are the normal ranges for the size of a left ventricle;

LV Internal Diameter, systole   2.5-4.0 cm.
LV Internal Diameter, diastole   3.5-5.5 cm.

Most measurements are taken in the diastole limits which is when the ventricle is filled before the next beat.

Jon
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mine is 5.7 in diastole,and 3.9 systole...EF 68%.. should i worry about this? im 33,90 kilos... really anxious about this.... is it too dilated?
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5.7 cm in diastole is not much beyond border line and in some labs would be considered a normal variant. Your EF% is excellent which means the left ventricle is working great. I really don't see anything to worry about. An echo is not the best way to measure chamber size. When cardiologists get concerned they will measure ventricle volume, it is much more accurate but not normally done without a very dilated ventricle. I wouldn't worry too much, I would guess your doctor just asked you to have a follow up echo in a year or three, that's the normal course of action if you're not experiencing symptoms.

Hang in there!

Jon
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i dont know if what im feeling is because of my anxiety and panic attacks, my doc put me on 2 months medication (atenolol and lozartan) and ask for an electrocardio after 2 months which is on Oct 5.. he doesn't want to talk about panic attacks whenever im trying to explain, he always say trust the echo result
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I have to agree, trust the echo, you'll do great!
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tnx a lot man.. god bless!
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i am a healthy 48year old male,active, run 2-4 miles a day, try to eat good...i used to work out harder prior to iraq.

approx 2 years ago i was involved in a medical screening for deployment to iraq. my ekg shoed a LBBB. I had to go get a stress test and a cardiac cath. all numbers where normal and my ef was around  65%.

i returned from iraq in sept 09 and i got another stress test( apr 10)-which showed good numbers, normal functions. ef 65%

i was recently put on medications (hctz 50 mg) for hypertension(my numbers have been 'creeping up' for several years.) my numbers have been coming down.

in early july 10, the va ordered me an echo on my heart. i have no symptoms but they wanted this test for their records.

i got my echo test results back and from what the va said, i have severe lvh!!
ef is 50-55%!!! chambers were normal- lv is normal with paradoxal septal motion. all valves normal! lv diastole 45 mm, systol 28mm.

any insight

thanks  john
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Hi, I'm 50yrs old and have diabetes for 37yrs. My Transthoracic Echo Report indicated midly dilated LA cavity. Calculated LA volume of 58ml(Modified Simpson Method) Index LA volume of 29ml/m2. RWMA. No left ventricular hypertrophy.
The others are normal and Calculated LVEF of 55%(by Modified Bisplane Simpson's method)-LVEDV 4CH=99.3ML, LVDSV 4CH=55.6ML, LVEF 4CH=44%, LEVDV 2CH =0.5ML, LEVSV 2CH=29.9ML & LVEF 2CH 67%.
Stress Exercise Echo Findings: No new RWMA at 105% of maximal, age-predicted heart rate. LVEF increased from 55% to 70% with stress. LV volume decreased at peak stress. Conclusion: Negative Exercise Stress Echo & Negative stress ECG for inducible myocardial ischaemia at 105% MPHR. RWMA at apex at rest remains unchanged after stress. Pl advise. Thank you.
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Hi! My 14 yr old son just got dx with Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome and a further test showed his left ventricle is 7cm. I'm really worried that my son is at risk before his next specialist appt. Is 7cm extra large and what does all this mean? Thanks so much!
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If you have Dilated Cardiomyopothy and  a low EF (under 35%), you need to be in a LifeVest. It is a wearable defibrillator. It ensures you are protected from Sudden Cardiac Death while waiting for medications to take effect.
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