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Doctor insights on: Apical Lateral Hypokinesis

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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

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 ...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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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 the cause of a dilated right ventricle with mild apical hypokinesis?

What is the cause of a dilated right ventricle with mild apical hypokinesis?

Your cardiologist ca: Since this is a heart related matter, your family doctor should guide you and arrange a consultation with a cardiologist. Right heart can be dilated for any reasons that cause pulmonary hypertension such as chronic or acute lung disease. I would want to be sure there is no pulmonary emboli(blood clots in your lungs). ...Read more

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Mild fixed perfusion deficit in the distal anterior/anteroapical wall. Mildly enlarged left ventricle. Mild global hypokinesis, with moderate hypokinesis of the inferior and apical walls. Mildly low resting left ventricular ef of 45% post test 51%?

Mild fixed perfusion deficit in the distal  anterior/anteroapical wall. Mildly enlarged left ventricle. Mild global hypokinesis, with moderate hypokinesis of the inferior and apical walls. Mildly low resting left ventricular ef of 45% post test 51%?

What's the question?: This result indicates a blockage with resultant heart muscle damage (prior heart attack) likely involving an artery known as the "LAD". In this particular case the LAD is likely large with a "wrap around" to the apical inferior region. A cardiac catheterization would be recommended to visualize the coronary arteries followed by possible stenting if the area is "viable" and not scarred ...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 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