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A 56-year-old female asked:
what is mild to moderate global hypokinesis of the left ventricle?
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Internal Medicine 24 years experience
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Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Poor heart function: The left ventricle is the part of the heart that pumps blood to the body. Hypokinesis means not pumping as well as it should. Global mean the whole left ventricle. Mild to moderate shows the degree of malfunction (as compared to normal or severe). Your doctor can help determine the cause of the poor function, but this could include heart attack, poor circulation, infection, or poor nutrition.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Can mild hypokinesis of the left ventricle be a normal variant for some people?
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Radiology 29 years experience
By definition, if: Called mild hypokinesis, then it is abnormally decreased left ventricle wall motion.
There is a range of normal, based on visual inspection, heart size and experience, but when the wall motion is less than expected, it is hypokinetic. Mild hypokinesis generally means nearly normal, but it is not a normal variant.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
How symptomatic is someone with Mild Global hypokinesis of LEFT VENTRICLE?
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Geriatrics 30 years experience
Heart failure: Mild global hypokinesis refers to heart function where higher is better. Less than 50% is typically referred to as heart failure. However, there might be no symptoms noted especially if patient is sedentary. We traditionally use New York Heart Association classification to describe heart failure. Check out http://goo.gl/Q5EAPp for more info. Best to follow up w/Family Doc & Cardiologist for care
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Last updated Sep 7, 2018
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