concentric hypertrophy


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con·cen·tric hy·per·tro·phy

thickening of the walls of the heart or any cavity with apparent diminution of the capacity of the cavity.

concentric hypertrophy

Etymology: L, con + centrum, center; Gk, hyper, excessive, trophe, nourishment
a type of tissue overgrowth in which the walls of an organ continue to increase but the exterior size remains the same and the internal size diminishes.

con·cen·tric hy·per·tro·phy

(kŏn-sen'trik hī-pĕr'trō-fē)
Thickening of the walls of the heart or any cavity with apparent diminution of the capacity of the cavity.

concentric hypertrophy

Hypertrophy in which the walls of an organ become thickened without enlargement but with diminished capacity.
See also: hypertrophy
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2 At first, the heart can compensate through concentric hypertrophy but, due to disease progression, becomes overwhelmed, causing a drop in the systolic left ventricular ejection fraction.
Echocardiography showed mild concentric hypertrophy of left ventricle; 3 months later she was readmitted with increasing muscle weakness and SOB.