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Transwiki:Eccentric hypertrophy

Eccentric hypertrophy is a type of hypertrophy where the walls and chamber of a hollow organ undergo growth in which the overall size and volume are enlarged. It is applied especially to the left ventricle of heart.[1]

Sarcomeres are added in series as in dilated cardiomyopathy. This is in contrast to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy where sarcomeres are added concentrically.


  1. ^ {{citation | last=Kusumoto | first=F. M. | year=2004 | title=Cardiovascular Pathophysiology | publisher=Hayes Barton Press | isbn=978-1-59377-189-8 | url= | pages=20–22 }}