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A 41-year-old female asked:

My echo shows mild hypokinesis, will this require treatment? my cardiologist doesn't want to see me for 6 weeks!

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Elizabeth Trinidad
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Maybe not: Call your doctor for sooner appointment if you are getting worsening symptoms.
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Likely: Mild hypokinesis means that either a region or the entire heart is not moving as strongly as normal, however this weakness is mild. This may require more testing and will likely require treatment especially if symptomatic.

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