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what is basal septum hypokinesis of the heart?

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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal medicine 37 years experience
Depends: Hypokinesis means abnormally low contraction and wall motion of the segment of the heart. The greater the number of left ventriculuar wall segments with hypokinesis, the worse the overall heart function is, and the greater the chance of developing heart failure and premature death.

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Hypokinesis: We describe the motion of the heart walls in terms descriptive of the motion and the location. Basal septum being described as hypokinetic in the absence of any other areas of wall motion abnormality is difficult to interpret. It could suggest real abnormality or just be a phenomenon of view angle and not really be a big deal. Best to discuss with the reader of the study

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