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    Mildly dilated right ventricle
    Trionfisn posted:
    My 17yr old son was experiencing heart flutters a year ago and the doctor sent us to a cardiologist and he did an Echo on his heart and told me his heart was normal for his age? Today I finally received a copy of his report and it states a mildly dilated right ventricle. My son loves playing football at school and wants to play his senior year this year but I am worried. Should I be concerned with him playing football and practices with this condition. Please help. He is over weight but is working on that with diet and exercise. His blood pressure was normal last time it was checked. Any answers would be helpful. Thank You
    cardiostarusa1 responded:

    ....."was experiencing heart flutters a year
    and the doctor sent us to a cardiologist and he did an echo on his heart and told me his heart was normal for his age?"

    ......"but I am worried."

    "Should I be concerned with him playing football and practices with this condition."

    You should discuss any worries/concerns with the cardiologist, and if you are not 100% confident in your son's diagnosis, treatment (if any) and prognosis, do feel free to get a second professional medical opinion.

    "It states a mildly dilated right ventricle"

    Causes of this regional enlargement or dilation, includes, but is not limited to, lung conditions (such as pulmonary hypertension or stenosis), atrial septal defect (congenital), tricuspid valve regurgitation (leakage) and large ventricular septal defect (congenital).

    Health Central

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    With the exception of exercise-induced enlargement, all forms of cardiac enlargement are abnormal and associated with further......

    Most important, communicate/interact well with his doctors at ALL times. Best of luck to your son down the road of life. May he live long and prosper.

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