Heart Axis

Which conditions/ diseases can cause right axis deviation?

Right axis deviation typically arises secondary to a pressure or volume overload of the right ventricle; for example, in any form of right heart disease or pulmonary hypertension resulting from pulmonary disease. If right axis deviation occurs abruptly, we have to consider the possibility of pulmonary embolism. Less dramatically, right axis deviation can also be caused by anatomical variations such as kyphoscoliosis.

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