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pericarditis echo findings

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
No: It can be a difficult diagnosis in some cases.
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
Difficult diagnosis: First a few definitions because this field is fraught with poor nomenclature: acute pericarditis is most often not diagnosed by echocardiography. Chro ... Read More
Dr. John h Rees
39 years experience Radiology
Not always: Constrictive pericarditis may be seen with pericardial effusion or thickening ( easily seen on echo) or with a normal thickness of pericardium. In the ... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It's ok: Regurge means that a valve leaks. The valves keep blood flowing in the proper direction. A mild leak shouldn't affect you. It needs to be followed per ... Read More
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Dr. Joshua Murphy
18 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Things to watch: The trace tricuspid and mitral valve regurgitation may be nothing, but should be followed, or monitored by an echocardiogram, every year or every othe ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Echocardiogram: If your echo is normal you do not have pericarditis.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Screening: I would advise having screening tests for Vit D deficiency, osteoporosis and autoimmune diseases.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Decreased EF: Reduced LV function at your age is unusual, and may be due to issue with the heat muscle, infections can do this, certain viral infections are known. ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes - no effusion.: Pericarditis, or "inflammation of the lining of the heart" is a clinical or histologic (microscopic) finding, not (of itself) an (gross) anatomic find ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
40 years experience Cardiology
Pericarditis or not?: Pericarditis should not result in septal hypokinesis by echo. You may have myopericarditis (involvement of the heart muscle and the coverings of the h ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Back
6 years experience Internal Medicine
Heart Murmur: A heart murmur is, generally speaking, blood flow through the heart that can be heard with a physician's stethoscope. Based on the information you pr ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pericarditis: Discuss with your doctor. Pericarditis can be relapsing and problematic. We need to seek to find an underlying inflammatory process if it is happening ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
35 years experience Cardiology
Pericarditis: It is a common condition. It is sometimes difficult to diagnosed if it is mild. We often suspect but cannot confirm it is pericarditis. The confirmed ... Read More
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