Ventricular diseases

Ventricular diseases prevention

Last Updated December 20th, 2021

Overview of ventricular diseases

Worldwide, around 25% of the children are born with chronic heart diseases, according to the statistics of the Center for Disease Control and Pollution (CDC). The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that nearly 17.3 million deaths occur each year due to heart diseases. They have also predicted that this count may rise to 23.6 million by 2030.

A large percentage of these diseases are contributed by ventricular dysfunctions, which are usually present at birth. A range of ventricular diseases has been found to be responsible for some major heart diseases and even cardiac failure. In the past, cardiac disorders arising from ventricular diseases were found mainly in old people. But in the recent years, hundreds and thousands of children are born with ventricular defects which are leading to serious complications in future.

 

What are ventricular diseases?

Ventricular diseases heartVentricular diseases refer to an array of diseases that arise due to some serious defects in the ventricular structures, that are normally present from birth. A few commonly studied defects are- defects in the ventricular septum, ventricular valve dysfunctions, ventricular pumping abnormalities and problems detected in the ventricular walls. Any of these defects can cause a reverse (backward) flow of venous blood (de-oxygenated blood), which may get accumulated in different parts of the body and give rise to numerous systemic complications. One such complication is the formation of varicose veins in the lower extremities.

The next few sections will discuss the different types of ventricular diseases, their symptoms, and the possible systemic complications. The diagnosis and the treatment techniques will also be discussed in details.

 

Ventricular hypertrophy

It is pathological condition resulting from the thickening of the walls of the ventricles, that is, the lower chambers of the heart. It is mainly of three types- Right Ventricular Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular Hypertrophy, and Biventricular Hypertrophy. Right and left ventricular hypertrophy refers to the thickening of the ventricular walls of the right and the left ventricles respectively. Biventricular Hypertrophy refers to the thickening of the walls of both the ventricles.

There is another classification- Healthy and unhealthy cardiac hypertrophy. Healthy cardiac hypertrophy is basically the response to rigorous physical exercise or pregnancy. This condition leads to an increase in the mass of the heart muscles (especially the ventricular muscles) and an abnormal elevation in the pumping rate of the heart. Unhealthy cardiac hypertrophy manifests as a response to stress or certain diseases like hypertension, cardiac muscle injury, neurohormones or cardiac failure.

 

Ventricular tachycardia

Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a type of irregular and fast heart rate that arises from abnormal electrical activities in the ventricles of the heart. This usually occurs as transient episodes with some noticeable symptoms like palpitations, lightheadedness, chest pain and discomfort. Two main complications may arise in this case- ventricular fibrillation and cardiac arrest.

Ventricular tachycardia may result from coronary cardiac disease, aortic stenosis, electrolyte problems, cardiomyopathy or a past occurrence of heart attack. Based on morphology, ventricular tachycardia can be classified as-

  • Monomorphic Ventricular Tachycardia: Here the appearance of all the beats match each other in each lead of a surface electrocardiogram. It is of two types- scar-related tachycardia and RVOT tachycardia.
  • Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia: It shows beat-to-beat variations in morphology and appears as cyclical progressive changes in the cardiac axis.

Another classification is done based on the duration of episodes. These are-

  • Non-sustained ventricular tachycardia (rhythm self-terminates within 30 seconds)
  • Sustained ventricular tachycardia (rhythm lasts more than 30 seconds)

On the basis of the symptoms, VT can be loosely classified as – pulseless VT and VT with cardiac output.

 

Ventricular dyssynchrony

As the name implies, this condition is marked by a lack of synchrony or a difference in timing of the contractions of the different ventricles in the heart. If the differences are very large, cardiac output is reduced and this may even lead to cardiac failure.

Three different types of dyssynchrony may be observed-

  • Atrioventricular dyssynchrony: In this case, there is a noticeable difference in timing between the auricular and the ventricular contractions.
  • Interventricular dyssynchrony: In this case, there is a detectable time difference between the systolic contractions of the right and the left ventricles.
  • Intraventricular dyssynchrony: Here, the timing in the sequence of activation and contractions of the different segments of the lower ventricular wall becomes abnormal.

In all the three types, the alterations in timing lead to certain abnormal behavior of the myocardial tissues. This often leads to mechanical dyssynchrony.

 

Ventricular aneurysm

It is one of the many systemic complications that are observed after a cardiac arrest. In this condition, a bulging or “pocketing” of the wall or the lining of a vessel at the basal portion of the septum or within the aorta occurs. The bulges mainly form due to the bubbling up of a weakened tissue, which then gets filled with blood. This can obstruct the passages that emerge from the heart, which in turn leads to a sluggish flow of blood to the different organs. The disease progresses at a slow pace and is often perceived as a pseudoaneurysm. The blood clots formed may get stuck within the blood vessels supplying to the limbs. This may result in ischemia and tissue death in the limbs.

 

Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction

It is a type of congenital defect where blockage of the right or left ventricular outflow tract is observed. This impedes the flow of blood from the ventricles and gives rise to a spectrum of disorders. It is of two types-

  • Right ventricular outflow tract obstruction: It arises due to defects in the pulmonic valve, the supravalvar region, the infundibulum or the pulmonary artery.
  • Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction: This occurs due to a defect in the aortic valve or a defect at the subvalvar or supravalvar level.

 

Diagnosis and treatment

The main diagnostic tests are as follows-

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Chest X-ray
  • Echocardiogram
  • Ultrasound

The left ventricular hypertrophy can be treated as follows:

Medications

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (Enalapril, captopril, lisinopril)- they help in widening the blood vessels and lowering the blood pressure so as to improve the blood flow to the heart.

Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) (losartan) – they have an effect similar to ACE inhibitors.

Beta-blockers (atenolol) – lowers the heart rate, reduces the blood pressure and protects the heart from the detrimental effects of stress hormones.

Calcium channel blockers (amlodipine, diltiazem) – these drugs also help in lowering the blood pressure

Diuretics (chlorthalidone, hydrochlorothiazide) – These medications facilitate blood flow and lower hypertension.

Surgical intervention- surgery may be required for aortic valve repair or replacement.

Sleep apnea can be treated by a machine that provides continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) while sleeping. This helps in keeping your airways open and getting oxygen to maintain blood pressure levels.

Ventricular tachycardia (V-tach) can be treated as follows:

The normal heart rate is restored by means of a jolt of electricity via defibrillation or cardioversion. Defibrillation can be executed by means of an automated external defibrillator (AED).  Cardioversion can be performed in a hospital via a cardioversion machine so as to monitor the heart rhythm before and after the shocks are delivered.

Prevention of episodes can be done by catheter ablation, anti-arrhythmic medications, open-heart surgery, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Treating an underlying health condition is essential to prevent future episodes of V-tach. In general, prevention is mainly by following a healthy and balanced diet. Going for regular screenings and checkups is recommended so as to diagnose an underlying condition in early stages. Quitting tobacco consumption, smoking, drug abuse, excessive alcohol consumption and other detrimental habits is essential.

Physical activity is of vital importance to keep blood pressure, blood cholesterol and the total body weight under control.

 

Facts

  • Approximately 610,000 individuals die of heart disease in the United States every year, which comes to around 1 in every 4 deaths.
  • The CHD (Coronary Heart Disease) is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 individuals
  • Heart disease is the foremost cause of death for both males and females. Heart diseases account for more than half of the deaths in the year 2009 in the United States.

Facts

  • According to the data furnished by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), around 735,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack. Out of this figure, around 525,000 have a first attack and 210,000 have already had an attack previously.
  • The human heart is about the size of a large fist.

Facts

  • The human heart weighs approximately 10 to 12 (280 grams to 340 grams) ounces in males and 8 to 10 ounces (230 grams to 280 grams) in females.
  • The heart is a hollow organ having four chambers. The upper two chambers are known as the atria and the lower two chambers are called the ventricles.

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Dos and Don'ts

Dos
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet. A low-sodium and low-fat diet is usually recommended.
  • Go for a regular physical activity of at least 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol levels under check. Uncontrolled blood pressure and cholesterol levels are potential risk factors for ventricular diseases.
Don'ts
  • Smoke tobacco. Smoking can multiply your risk of getting ventricular diseases.
  • Have high alcohol intake. Drinking in moderation is advised otherwise it may have detrimental effects on the heart. Females and males above 65 years of age can have up to 1 drink in a day and males below the age of 65 years can have 2 drinks per day.
  • Neglect your follow-up visits with the cardiologist. Follow-up care is crucial for recovery. The health can be monitored and necessary dose changes can be made.

 

 

 

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Herpes Simplex Virus I (HSV)-IgG Test Herpes simplex virus I(HSV)-IgG is an Immunoglobulin protein that acts as an antibody & stays in the blood…
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Ovulation – facts to know about ovulation Learn how and when ovulation occurs, demystify common misconceptions, identify symptoms, methods of detection and right period for…
Optavia diet
The features of an Optavia diet The Optavia diet endorses pre-packaged meals and snacks called "fuelings" that are tasty, low in calorie, and incorporates…
GM Diet: The fastest way to lose weight or yet another hoax diet? General Motors started this trend of extreme dieting for 7 straight days to ensure its employees were able…
Kava: Is it the healthy substitute for alcohol you have been waiting for? Native to the beautiful South Pacific islands, Kava is a famous beverage rooted in the local culture. It…
Love tea, hate tannins? Rooibos tea is just what you need The market is brimming with a multitude of herbal teas. But what makes rooibos tea (or red bush)…
How seitan proved to be a blessing in disguise for vegans worldwide Can only meat-eaters enjoy delicious juicy steaks and burgers? With seitan, the best meat substitute available today,even vegans…
How can berberine supplements help you live longer and healthier? Berberine is a turmeric look-alike herbal extract that is credited with numerous health benefits ranging from diabetes cure…
How accurate is the hair follicle drug test? Hair follicle drug test is one of the best ways to identify drug use in professional circles. But…
Bubble Tea: Bubbling with nutrition or a hidden sugar mine? The tapioca pearls present in the tea looks like bubbles and hence the name bubble tea became popular.…
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5 things you didn’t know about balneotherapy and how you can do it at home Sauna baths have been popular since a long time. But how much more beneficial can balneotherapy be as…
GGt test
GGT – Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Test GGT or gammaglutamyl transferase test is a liver function test that is used to detect the extent of…
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CT – Computed Tomography Scan CT scan or computed tomography scan is an diagnostic imaging technique where cross-sectional images of body are obtained…
blood elements analysis
Blood Element Analysis Test A blood element analysis is a blood test performed to measure the level of toxic elements such as…
antihepatitis core antigent
Anti-Hepatitis B Core Antigen (AHBc) Total Anti-hepatitis B core antigen (AHBC ) is a blood examination and the only serological marker of infectious blood…
antiHEV IgM test
Anti hepatitis E virus (Anti HEV) IgM Test Anti HEV IgM test determines the level of the IgM antibodies in the blood, The disease is often…
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Anemia Profile Anemia Profile test (Basic) is a blood screening test that measures the levels of important components of the…
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Squid Ink: A unique food coloring and flavoring agent Want to add a unique black color to your pasta, noodles and ice-creams? How can you use squid…
Squid-ink-spaghetti
Squid Ink: A unique food coloring and flavoring agent Want to add a unique black color to your pasta, noodles and ice-creams? How can you use squid…
Squid-ink-spaghetti
Squid Ink: A unique food coloring and flavoring agent Want to add a unique black color to your pasta, noodles and ice-creams? How can you use squid…
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Anatomy of acne: 7 instant steps to kiss those zits goodbye Blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples-call them what you may. Acne is never good news.Did you know some of the…
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Power up your gut: 8 proven steps on how to improve your digestion Did you know you have a colony of bacteria in your gut that help you in digesting food?…
Horny Goat Weed: Can it improve libido in human beings too? This plant got its name as Horny Goat Weed when one of the goats feeding on the plant…
Rick Simpson’s Oil: The truths and controversies of this cannabis product Rick Simpson's Oil is an extract from the much-controversial plant, Cannabis. What is the actual truth behind the…
Erythritol: A healthy sugar substitute or yet another marketing ploy? Erythritol is a popular choice of a healthy alternative sweetening agent in foods. But how healthy can a…
Oxalates: How healthy greens can sometimes be bad news for your kidneys Oxalates are compounds present in a majority of healthy foods. However, at times an overconsumption of these could…
fructosamine test
Fructosamine Test A fructosamine test measures blood sugar glucose content. Fructosamine level can indicate blood sugar level in past 2-3…
sodium blood test
Blood Sodium Test A blood sodium test measures the amount of sodium (an important electrolyte) in your body. It is also…
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Pilonidal sinus Pilonidal sinus is more common in young men than women. Learn about treatment options, surgical management, risks, and…
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9 benefits of walking we bet you didn’t know! Did you know walking can be the miracle pill for eternal youth? Everyone knows walking is good for…
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Aspartame – Hidden truths about this storm in a teacup Aspartame, the artificial sweetener, has gone under the scanner on several occasions for allegedly doing more harm than…
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Gallbladder surgery :Tips on post-operative care and diet What to eat post a gallbladder surgery? What are the key things to avoid if you had a…