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Reading an echocardiogram report

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Right bundle branch: We share similar EKGs and I have no heart poblems. According to a recent article in the European Heart Jounal the prevalence of RBBB that is normal v... Read More
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
No: An echocardiogram would not pick up a RBBB.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Actually: You and your doctor need to review this together. We may able to define these terms for you - but we do not know the context they are in. This should... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Echo: Without knowing more about you and seeing the actual echo study, a clear answer isn't suggested. You should discuss with your doctor who knows you and... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Normal: This is one indication of normal heart function. Certain kinds of heart failure stop this kind of change in the inferior vena cava (the main vein retu... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Echocardiogram: "reasonable to good" is that reader's usage and you'd have to ask that reader to be sure what was meant. In my view 50-55% is reasonable to good.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
0.7 posterior wall : Entirely normal! (normal is up to 1.1 cm).
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
There are lots of: reasons that the right ventricle may not have been well visualized and the most likely is your body habitus (that means your size and anatomic configu... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Not sure: Without knowing more about your medical history and habits, it would be hard to know the cause. Mild dilatation of the ra/rv can be due to several pro... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 40 years experience
Why are you worried? Do you have concerning symptoms? Why would you not trust your cardiologist? Trace pericardial effusion may be a transient thing a... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evelyn Anderson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Probably: For a woman of 49 years old, your results are probably not "clinically" significant . This means that although your results are not entirely normal, t... Read More