Last updated: 03/06/2015
Both the right and left ventricles can increase in size when subjected to chronic abnormal stress. When the stress is pressure overload, sarcomeres replicate in parallel, resulting in concentric hypertrophy. This is seen as increased wall thickness. When the stress is volume overload, sarcomeres replicate in series, resulting in eccentric hypertrophy. This is seem as increased chamber diameter.
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