69 Possible Causes for Left Ventricular Dysfunction in USA

  • Pulsus Alternans

    In left ventricular dysfunction, the ejection fraction will decrease significantly, causing reduction in stroke volume, hence causing an increase in end-diastolic volume. … It is almost always indicative of left ventricular systolic impairment, and carries a poor prognosis. … Indicative of severe Left-sided heart failure D.H.[1]

  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
    Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in ECG

    Myocardial imaging usually demonstrates left ventricular dilation, severe ventricular dysfunction, and multiple infarctions. … ventricular dysfunction. … The most important prognostic indicator in HF hinges on the differential diagnosis of left ventricular dysfunction.  … [2] [3]

  • Dofetilide

    ventricular dysfunction, however it was shown to decrease all-cause readmissions as well as CHF-related readmissions. … Investigations of Arrhythmias and Mortality on Dofetilide ("DIAMOND") study, dofetilide does not affect mortality in the treatment of patients post-myocardial infarction with left … Because of the results of the DIAMOND study, some physicians use dofetilide in the suppression of atrial fibrillation in individuals with LV dysfunction, however use appears … [4]

  • Enalapril

    Enalapril is used to treat hypertension, symptomatic heart failure, and asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction.[5]

  • Malignant Hypertension
    Left Ventricular Strain Pattern Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in ECG

    Patients will usually suffer from left ventricular dysfunction. … Cardiovascular system damage can include myocardial ischemia/infarction, acute left ventricular dysfunction, acute pulmonary edema, and aortic dissection. … As the left ventricle becomes unable to compensate for an acute rise in systemic vascular resistance, left ventricular failure and pulmonary edema or myocardial ischemia may … [6] [7]

  • MERRF Syndrome

    Cardiac involvement may progress to subclinical left ventricular dysfunction or overt heart failure. … left bundle branch block and other, unrelated findings such as a short stature, lipomas, abdominal pain, recurrent vomiting, fatigue, exercise intolerance, dyspnea (caused … Affected individuals also have heart rhythm abnormalities, a type of preexcitation syndrome known as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, premature ventricular contractions, incomplete … [8]

  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency
    Left Ventricular Strain Pattern Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in ECG

    ventricular dysfunction. … Cardiac chamber catheterization assists in assessing the severity of regurgitation and any left ventricular dysfunction. … ECG typically indicates left ventricular hypertrophy.[9] [10]

  • Embolism

    Risk varies, based on the valve type (bioprosthetic or mechanical); the position (mitral or aortic); and the presence of other factors such as AF, left-ventricular dysfunction … In the first three months after infarction, left-ventricle aneurysms have a 10% risk of emboli forming. … An arterial embolus might originate in the heart (from a thrombus in the left atrium, following atrial fibrillation or be a septic embolus resulting from endocarditis).[11]

  • Sinus Tachycardia

    Patients with sustained sinus tachycardia reflects a larger infarct that are more anterior with prominent left ventricular dysfunction, associated with high mortality and … If the heart rate is too high, cardiac output may fall due to the markedly reduced ventricular filling time.[12]

  • Mitral Valve Incompetence
    Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in ECG

    An individual may be in the compensated phase of MI for years, but will eventually develop left ventricular dysfunction, the hallmark for the chronic decompensated phase of … Indications for surgery for chronic MI include signs of left ventricular dysfunction with ejection fraction less than 60%, severe pulmonary hypertension with pulmonary artery … Also, it may detect a dilated left atrium and ventricle and decreased left ventricular function.[13]

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  1. Pulsus alternans, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  2. Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Symptoma
  3. Ischemic cardiomyopathy, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  4. Dofetilide, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  5. Enalapril, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  6. Malignant Hypertension, Symptoma
  7. Hypertensive emergency, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  8. MERRF Syndrome, Symptoma
  9. Aortic Valve Insufficiency, Symptoma
  10. Aortic insufficiency, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  11. Embolism, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  12. Sinus tachycardia, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  13. Mitral insufficiency, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0