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Doctor insights on: Anteroseptal Hypokinesis

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My fathers doctor walked into his room, said you've had a heartattack at some point. Then mentioned anteroseptal hypokinesis with no explanation.?

My fathers doctor walked into his room, said you've had a heartattack at some point. Then mentioned anteroseptal hypokinesis with no explanation.?

Silent attack: Some people suffer silent heart attack--no pain or warning, thus not known to the affected. Diabetics and women are more likley to sufffer this type. Anteroseptal means front-middle-wall, hypokenesis =not moving well. Without more info, it is hard to tell. I would suggest asking the doctor caring for your dad who may provide the answer you seek. Good luck. Read more

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Hypokinesis (Definition)

Decreased mobility of the walls of the heart than the normal force& speed to eject the normal fraction of the blood from the heart to supply all tissues is hypokinesisno mobility of the wall/part of wall is akinesis -worser than hk. Both hk and ak can involve a part of the heart muscle in the walls of the chambers as well as in the septum separating the chambers of the heart. ...Read more


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Echo stress test shows "severe hypokinesis of the mid and distal anteroseptal segments". What is this?

Echo stress test shows "severe hypokinesis of the mid and distal anteroseptal segments". What is this?

A portion of the: heart is not moving (pumping). There can be several reasons for this and none of them are good. Visit with the testing doctor for what needs to be done about it. Good luck. Read more

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I have chf, ef 19%, latest tests say I have Severe global hypokinesis, left ventricular is enlarged. Lg anteroseptal defect, reperfusion?

I have chf, ef 19%, latest tests say I have Severe global hypokinesis, left ventricular is enlarged. Lg anteroseptal defect, reperfusion?

Low ef: I need more info. Any history of heart attacks or cardiac interventions? Are you taking your meds and are you adherent to low salt diet? Sorry more info is needed.. Read more

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What is inferior basilar hypokinesis?

What is inferior basilar hypokinesis?

Decreased movement: The inferior and basilar part of the left ventricle show decreased movement. Hypo (decreased) kinesis (motility). Usually because of compromised blood supply to that part of the heart because the local coronary has a critical stenosis or there was an infarct because the coronary feeding that area closed or is severely blocked. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hypokinesis?

What is the definition or description of: hypokinesis?

Wall motion abnormal: Decreased mobility of the walls of the heart than the normal force& speed to eject the normal fraction of the blood from the heart to supply all tissues is hypokinesisno mobility of the wall/part of wall is akinesis -worser than hk. Both hk and ak can involve a part of the heart muscle in the walls of the chambers as well as in the septum separating the chambers of the heart. Cad, viral dz -exampl. Read more

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What is global severe hypokinesis?

What is global severe hypokinesis?

Hypokinesis: Global severe hypokinesis means the whole heart is contracting poorly. It implies very significant heart muscle dysfunction. Read more

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What is the significance of inferior apical hypokinesis?

What is the significance of inferior apical hypokinesis?

Hypokinesis: Hypokinesis on a cardiac echo refers to a less than expected contraction of the heart muscle. This is often seen due to damage of an area of the heart - usually associated with or following a heart attack. Inferoapical means the bottom part of the heart. Read more

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My godson has been diagnosed with mild right apical hypokinesis. How is this caused and how can this be treated?

My godson has been diagnosed with mild right apical hypokinesis. How is this caused and how can this be treated?

How old is he?: We need more history. Was he symptomatic / or a casual observation. Apical hypokinesis is decresed participation of apex of heart in the contractile fn. And the weakness of muscles could be from congenital weakness, poor blood supply from narrowed coronary vs. Without a heart attack/ silent heart attack/a obviously diagnosed heart attack, some infiltrative diseases- amyloidosis.Get a cardiolo. Opin. Read more

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LVSF low normal. Apical and anterior hypokinesis cannot be excluded. Minimal MR and trace AR. Mild TR, mild PR. Is this cause for concern?

LVSF low normal. Apical and anterior hypokinesis cannot be excluded. Minimal MR and trace AR. Mild TR, mild PR. Is this cause for concern?

Maybe...: If your having chest pain (particularly with exertion) the apical and anterior hypokinesis could be something that needs to be looked into further. It could represent a potential stenosis of the left anterior descending artery. Read more

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EF 60%, LVSF low normal. Apical and anterior hypokinesis cannot be excluded. Minimal MR and trace AR. Mild TR, mild PR. Is this concerning?

EF 60%, LVSF low normal. Apical and anterior hypokinesis cannot be excluded. Minimal MR and trace AR. Mild TR, mild PR. Is this concerning?

2 things: 1. A relatively normal EF bit with possibly some focal hypokinesis may suggest ischemic heart disease. 2. The other reported findings on your heart valves are pretty benign. Read more

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What is basal inferior hypokinesis?

What is basal inferior hypokinesis?

Heart movement: One thing cardiologist look on a 2d echocardiogram is the heart movement. When there is an infarct or an area of the heart not receiving enough blood, the movement is slower that the rest. Hypokinesis means that: decreased movement, in this case of the inferior wall. Read more

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What are the potential dangers of cardiac hypokinesis?

What are the potential dangers of cardiac hypokinesis?

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. Read more

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How do you treat mild septal hypokinesis?

May not: Require therapy. This just means the wall of the heart between the pumping chambers may not be functioning perfectly. If the rest of the heart is ok probably not a concern. Read more

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Is left ventricular hypokinesis dangerous?

Is left ventricular hypokinesis dangerous?

It can be: Depends on location and overall involvement of the heart muscle as determined by an echocardiogram. It is not dangerous if associated with a conduction abnormality (bundle branch block) for example or a normal ejection fraction. Read more

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What does global hypokinesis at the septum and apex mean?

What does global hypokinesis at the septum and apex mean?

Reduced function: It means that the part of your heart supplied by the left anterior descending coronary artery is functioning at reduced efficiency. Read more

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Is it normal to have mild global hypokinesis at 19 years old?

Is it normal to have mild global hypokinesis at 19 years old?

NO: That's not normal but often resolves over time - I assume you're on medical treatment and have been evaluated. Mild forms of dilated cardiomyopathy are often transient. You should be under the care of a cardiologist and have your test (echo, I assume) repeated in 6 months. Good luck! Read more

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How can we cure the patient suffering from global hypokinesis, severe lv dysfuntion?

Severe heart failure: There is no cure for severe heart failure except a transplant. There are temporizing medications that can alleviate the some of the work the heart has to do, but it is not going to make the heart regain function. Read more

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How could we cure the patient suffering from global hypokinesis, severe lv dysfuntion?

How could we cure the patient suffering from global hypokinesis, severe lv dysfuntion?

No cure: Treatment will depend on cause. A search for reversible causes should be undertaken. The pt should be assessed for hibernating myocardium, hemochromatosis, severe hypertension, and toxins. A betablocker like carvedilol and an ACE-inhibitor should be administered. Digoxin may also be beneficial. If LBBB is present, resynchronization should be done. Advanced directives should be considered. Read more