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Please, Can anybody explain the difference between concentric and eccentric hypertrophy?

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Eccentric hypertrophy is hypertrophy with some dilatation of chamber whereas concentric-only hypertrophy
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i think it's already discussed here many times.....

eccentric hypertrophy--------is thickening of the heart wall with dilation(radius of chamber increase--new sarcomeres are added in series)..it is caused by volume overload...
ex----dilated cardiomyopathy, aortic regurgitation
concentric hypertrophy------thickening of the heart wall with minimizing the capacity of the heart (thickness of the chamber increase---new sarcomeres are added in parallel).it is caused by pressure overload.
ex---HOCM, aortic stenosis
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