Right ventricular hypertrophy

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Right ventricular hypertrophy
Classification and external resources
Right Ventricular hypertrophy.svg
Right Ventricular hypertrophy
ICD-10I51.7
ICD-9429.3
DiseasesDB11623
MeSHD017380
 
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Right ventricular hypertrophy
Classification and external resources
Right Ventricular hypertrophy.svg
Right Ventricular hypertrophy
ICD-10I51.7
ICD-9429.3
DiseasesDB11623
MeSHD017380

Right ventricular hypertrophy (RVH) is a form of ventricular hypertrophy affecting the right ventricle.

Blood travels through the right ventricle to the lungs via the pulmonary arteries. If conditions occur which decrease pulmonary circulation, meaning blood does not flow well from the heart to the lungs, extra stress can be placed on the right ventricle. This can lead to right ventricular hypertrophy.

It can affect ECG findings. An ECG with right ventricular hypertrophy may or may not show a right axis deviation on the ECG.[1]

Causes[edit]

Common causes include:

ECG findings[edit]

General ECG features include:

Specific ECG features (assumes normal calibration of 1 mV = 10 mm):

Other chest lead criteria:

ST segment depression and T wave inversion in right precordial leads is usually seen in severe RVH such as in pulmonary stenosis and pulmonary hypertension.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lesson VIII - Ventricular Hypertrophy". Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  2. ^ Sect. 4, Ch. 7: Acclimatization to High Altitude

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