paradoxical

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seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true

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On echocardiography, right ventricular dilatation and paradoxical septal motion are commonly seen, but ventricular function is usually normal (5).
Partial pericardial defects can be suspected by paradoxical septal motion, bulging of left ventricle through the defect and displacement of the heart towards more lateral position in thorax.
However, it is important to note that septal contraction is a late systolic event while SAM and mitral septal contact in severe obstruction occurs early in systole; thus, paradoxical septal motion cannot be the means by which pacing works (10, 13, 16).