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I recently underwent a echocardiogram what does these results mean spectral doppler velocity of mitral valve inflow abnormal with reversal of the e and a wave amplitude ratio tissue doppler velocity of mitral valve annulus abnormal with reversal of the

I recently underwent a echocardiogram what does these results mean spectral doppler velocity of mitral valve inflow abnormal with reversal of the e and a wave amplitude ratio tissue doppler velocity of mitral valve annulus abnormal with reversal of the

Need more infomation: This is a method of looking at function during the part of the heart cycle know as diastole (when the ventricle relaxes). The information provided needs to be taken in context with other information such as pulmonary venous inflow to detemine whether there is diastolic dysfunction.

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What could cause my echocardiogram to come out abnormal?

Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram would be used to evaluate cardiac anatomy, cardiac function, valvular disease and valvular hemodynamics. Basically abnormalities in cardiac structure or function would lead to an abnormal echo. Of course this is always one piece of the puzzle. Your clinical symptoms, and history should be discussed with your cardiologist to decide what course of action would be necessary.

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Is it possible to alter echocardiogram results to make them false? And how? Just curious.

Many: Many things can alter some aspects of echocardiogram result including hemodynamic status, cardiac ischemia, and drugs to name a few but there are many more. Understand that the echocardiogram result is a picture of the heart function/structure at a given time, namely at the time the test is conducted. Although there is the capability to acquire 3 d images now, mostly the images are 2 dimensional and can capture misleading results if a thorough exam is not performed to get a complete picture. There are no "false" results per se just perhaps incomplete and at one point in time which may change at another time.

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Can I masturbate even though I had a echocardiogram I haven't got results it's been 2 days? Would it be safe?

Hard to say: Since we have no idea what your state of health is or why you had the study, it is difficult to say whether any type of "workout" would be appropriate.

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My echocardiogram report stated that I have stage1 abnormal diastolic funtion is this somthing to worry about and can it be reversed?

My echocardiogram report stated that I have stage1 abnormal diastolic funtion is this somthing to worry about and can it be reversed?

Maybe; yes.: Early stages of diastolic dysfunction (heart stiffening) may be attributable to hypertension (high blood pressure) depeding on your medical history. If so, certain blood pressure medications like enalapril, lisinopril, (the "-prils"), or losartan, valsartan (the "-sartans") at RIGHT DOSE can reverse this condition over time. You are at stage 1 (earliest stage) so you probably don't have symptoms.

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Echocardiogram results normal. But when he listens he hears murmur. What's up?

Echocardiogram results normal. But when he listens he hears murmur. What's up?

Echo: You were probably referred for an echo upon your physician hearing the murmur - if echo demonstrates normal cardiac structure and function, the murmur is what we refer to as an "innocent murmur" - this means it is being caused just by hearing the normal sound of blood going through the heart. Discuss your concerns/questions with your cardiologist.

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I had an echocardiogram done recently, and the results showed that my septal wall measurement = 1.5. Is it possible that I have cardiomyopathy?

I had an echocardiogram done recently, and the results showed that my septal wall measurement = 1.5. Is it possible that I have cardiomyopathy?

Possible: But more complicated than merely a measurement. The quality of the echo image is crucial along with the rest of the cardiac findings. Then symptoms must be evaluated. This is very comprehensive and the conversation must be done with your cardiologist who has reviewed the echo. 1.5 cm is thick but must be placed in context.

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INTERPRETATION ABNORMAL STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAM INFERIOR WALL HYPOKINESIS WITH STRESS?

INTERPRETATION ABNORMAL STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAM INFERIOR WALL HYPOKINESIS WITH STRESS?

Abnormal stress test: Stress induced wall motion abnormality is concerning for significant narrowing of the coronary artery which feeds the inferior wall of the heart. This is most commonly the right coronary artery.

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If my I have an irregular ekg, but my echocardiogram is normal.....? What does that rule out?

If my I have an irregular ekg, but my echocardiogram is normal.....? What does that rule out?

Structural problems: A number of structural problems with the heart can cause irregular heartbeats and can be detected with echocardiography. A normal echocardiogram means that the heart irregularity is due to issues other than structural problems.

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I was diagnosed with MVP and have some leakage based on my echocardiogram. What's normal and abnormal? Thank you

I was diagnosed with MVP and have some leakage based on my echocardiogram. What's normal and abnormal? Thank you

Go With The Flow: Normal is no regurgitation (back flow) in the heart. In the 5-10% of people who have MVP, maybe up to 20% back flow (regurgitation) is OK. Beyond that, it depends on your overall health and what symptoms you have. Severe would be more than about 60% back flow (that is, blood not flowing in the correct direction, thus putting more strain on the heart to pump blood).Your dentist should know about it.

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Are the following results good & what do they signify from my echocardiogram? Health/mental stress test is normal, resistance stress is low.

Don't Understand: The types of stress listed in the question are unclear to me. Usually an echocardiogram is done at rest, and sometimes at cardiac stress, with exercise, or more commonly, with a medicine to increase cardiac workload.

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About 15 months ago I had an echocardiogram which led to good results. What is the likely of having heart problems since my last test?

Heart problems: There are many kinds of 'heart problems'. Having a normal echocardiogram rules out many of them and is unlikely to change without something happening to you and signalling its presence by symptoms. Those 'heart problems' not demonstrated by echocardiogram, of course, aren't included.

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